The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) at
the Royal College of Psychiatrists is today (6 April 2011) starting
a 12-week consultation on a systematic review of the mental health
impact of induced abortion.
The review has been commissioned by the
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and is funded by the Department
of Health. The review is being carried out by the NCCMH.
The purpose of the systematic review is to
examine the evidence of the impact of abortion upon women’s mental
health. Comments are invited on the overall quality of the report,
search strategies, data synthesis, and interpretation of the
evidence. Whilst the moral and ethical issues relating to induced
abortion are important, they are not within the brief of this
The consultation closes on Wednesday 29 June
2011, and all comments must be submitted by 5pm on this date.
For further information, please
Kathy Oxtoby or
Deborah Hart in the Communications
Telephone: 0203 701 2544 or 0203 701 2538