Fisher et al. (2005) studied the characteristics of women who have repeated abortions. The study was conducted in countries where reliable contraception and education about birth control are readily available. There appears to be a link between a history of physical or sexual abuse and women who have repeated abortions.
However, not all women having repeated abortions have been abused. Another factor must come into play for non-abused women having repeated abortions.
Thus, my question is:
What other factors besides physical and sexual abuse cause some women to have repeated abortions?
Some examples might include poor living skills, lack of education, low self esteem, self abuse, socioeconomic conditions, a true desire to have a baby, ambiguity about wanting a child, fear of being a bad parent, fear of being tied to an abusive partner, lack of responsibility etc. This list is by no means exhaustive.
- William A. Fisher, Sukhbir S. Singh, Paul A. Shuper, Mark Carey, Felicia Otchet, Deborah MacLean-Brine, Diane Dal Bello, and Jennifer Gunter Characteristics of women undergoing repeat induced abortion CMAJ. 2005 March 1; 172(5): 637–641.