Abortion & Breast Cancer??
Is there really a link between abortion and breast cancer? An incredible new documentary HUSH debunks this question once and for all.
Come check out the screening on Tuesday August 30th, 7:30pm in the community Hall at St. Matthew's Parish (Oakville)
In the meantime, here are some links to information investigated in the film:
Breast Cancer Studies
||Rebecca H. Johnson, MD – Incidence of Breast Cancer with Distant Involvement among Women in the United States, 1976-2009
||Brind, J, Chinchilli, VM, Severs, WB et al. – Induced abortion as an independent risk factor for breast cancer: a comprehensive review and meta-analysis. J Epidemiol Community Health. 1996 J Am Phys Surg Vol. 12, No. 3 (Fall 2007)
||Patrick S. Carroll, “The Breast Cancer Epidemic: Modeling and Forecasts Based on Abortion and Other Risk Factors”, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, Vol.12, No.3 (Fall 2007), pp.72-78
||Tehranian N, et al. The effect of abortion on the risk of breast cancer. Iranian study presented at a conference at McMaster University, 2006
||Band,P.R., Le,N.D., Fang,R., Deschamps,M., Carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting effects of cigarette smoking and risk of breast cancer, The Lancet 2002;360:1044-9
||Michels KB, Xue F, Colditz GA & Willett WC;m 2007 Induced and spontaneous abortion and incidence of breast cancer among young women: a prospective cohort study. Archives of Internal Medicine 167814–820.
||Russo J, Russo I H. Development of the human breast. Maturitas. 2004; 49(1):2–15
||Melbye, Wohlfahrt J, Olsen JH, et. al. Induced abortion and the risk of breast cancer. N Engl J Med. 1997; 336
||Ye, DL Gao, Q. Qin, RM Ray, DB Thomas; Breast cancer in relation to induced abortions in a cohort of Chinese woman. Br J Cancer, 87 (2002), pp. 976 – (PDF)
||Janet R. Daling, “Risk of Breast Cancer among Young Women: Relationship to Induced Abortions”, Journal of the National Cancer Institute 86 (1994): 1584- 1592.
||Huang, “A meta-analysis of the association between induced abortion and breast cancer risk among Chinese females.” Cancer Causes and Control (2013): 1-10.
Preterm Birth & Breast Cancer Risk
Premature Birth Studies
||Shah P. et al. Induced termination of pregnancy and low birth weight and preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG. 2009.
||Hardy G, Benjamin A, Abenhaim HA, et. al, “Effect of induced abortions on early preterm births and adverse perinatal outcomes.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 Feb;35(2):138-43.
||Preterm Birth: Causes, Consequences, and Prevention by Richard E. Behrman, MD, JD, and Adrienne Stith Butler, PhD (National Academies Press, 2007)
Abortion & Psychology Studies
||Gissler, E. Hemminki, J. Lonnqvist, “Suicides after Pregnancy in Finland, 1987-94: Register Linkage Study,” BMJ, 1996, 313: 1431
||Brenda Major et al., “Abortion and Mental Health: Evaluating the Evidence,” American Psychologist 64 (2009)
||APA, Task Force on Mental Health and Abortion. (2008)
||Coleman Priscilla K. ‘Abortion and mental health: quantitative synthesis and analysis of research published 1995-2009’, The British Journal of Psychiatry (2011). 199: 180-186