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Abortion law discriminates against women with mental illness

June Shannon

Published 22/07/2014 | 02:30

Between one and two women per 1,000 will develop a puerperal psychosis, a serious mental health condition that without immediate treatment can lead to suicide and/or homicide. Picture posed. Thinkstock Images
Between one and two women per 1,000 will develop a puerperal psychosis, a serious mental health condition that without immediate treatment can lead to suicide and/or homicide. Picture posed. Thinkstock Images

UP to 20pc of women in Ireland will suffer from a depressive disorder before, during or after their pregnancy.

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Between one and two women per 1,000 will develop a puerperal psychosis, a serious mental health condition that without immediate treatment can lead to suicide and/or homicide.

Research has also shown that 3.8pc of women report some suicidal ideation in pregnancy.

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