The spectrum of fetal abuse in pregnant women.

@article{Condon1986TheSO,
  title={The spectrum of fetal abuse in pregnant women.},
  author={John T Condon},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={1986},
  volume={174 9},
  pages={509-16}
}
  • John T Condon
  • Published 1986 in The Journal of nervous and mental disease
Physical assault by a woman or her partner upon their unborn child has received minimal attention in the psychiatric or obstetric literature. The spectrum concept facilitates the application of knowledge about one type of fetal abuse (e.g., physical assault in response to fetal movements) to other types (e.g., neglect or failure to protect the fetus from chemical assault by alcohol, nicotine, or drugs). Three illustrative case histories are presented, including two cases of assault by the… CONTINUE READING
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