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Unwanted pregnancy, mental health and abortion: untangling the evidence

Overview of attention for article published in Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, April 2008
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Title
Unwanted pregnancy, mental health and abortion: untangling the evidence
Published in
Australia and New Zealand Health Policy, April 2008
DOI 10.1186/1743-8462-5-2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Judith M Dwyer, Terri Jackson

Abstract

Abortion policy is still contentious in many parts of the world, and periodically it emerges to dominate health policy debates. This paper examines one such debate in Australia centering on research findings by a New Zealand research group, Fergusson, Horwood & Ridder, published in early 2006. The debate highlighted the difficulty for researchers when their work is released in a heightened political context. We argue that the authors made a logical error in constructing their analysis and interpreting their data, and are therefore not justified in making policy claims for their work. The paper received significant public attention, and may have influenced the public policy position of a major professional body. Deeply held views on all sides of the abortion debate are unlikely to be reconciled, but if policy is to be informed by research, findings must be based on sound science.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 4%
Brazil 1 4%
Unknown 25 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 22%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 15%
Student > Bachelor 3 11%
Student > Master 3 11%
Other 4 15%
Unknown 2 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 8 30%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 26%
Psychology 5 19%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 7%
Unspecified 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 3 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 November 2016.
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#4,993,630
of 15,834,614 outputs
Outputs from Australia and New Zealand Health Policy
#32
of 69 outputs
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#49,170
of 156,013 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Australia and New Zealand Health Policy
#1
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