"Admit the trauma, to some women and some men, of abortion. Reach out to those for whom the experience has not been an opportunity for 'growth and maturation'. Provide a support group; at the very least ask about it!"Advice from a university psychiatrist working in a campus health center to her colleagues at her and other colleges, on how not to worsen emotional and mental problems for today's college students.
Published--anonymously--in the book, Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student
I have to get this book.
One "TOP 100 Reviewer" writes:
She also takes apart the ridiculous notion that abortion never causes a woman emotional difficulties afterwards. We are shown how something on the order of 20% of women have something akin to post traumatic stress syndrome from these abortions. That is 1 in 5. Can you imagine any other health issues that had such a high incidence that would be denied as occurring or admitted to as happening only very rarely? Given the ridiculous attention paid to second hand smoke (the notion that if you can smell a cigarette within 100 feet of you your health is being damaged) it cannot be that something with actual mental health implications could be missed in an honest and serious way. No, it is suppressed because of the politics of sexuality.Has anyone read this book yet and are you willing to comment, or send me via email a comment on it? We don't have to use your name if you're uncomfortable on this.
And are there any college students out there with an opinion on this book's premise, one way or the other? Or professors? Or parents and family members?