Women and reproductive-related trauma.

  title={Women and reproductive-related trauma.},
  author={L. I. van den Born and Claudio N. Soares and S Phillips and Matt Jung and Meir Steiner},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Women are at higher risk for developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than men, leading to significant psychosocial burden and healthcare-related costs. Research has shown an association between the negative impact of traumatic experiences and the reproductive life cycle in women. Pregnant women with a history of abuse/trauma frequently report intrusive reemergence of symptoms. Women who experience miscarriage may present with even higher prevalence rates of PTSD symptoms. Both… CONTINUE READING