Having babies protects women from suicide

Carolyn Moynihan
26 Mar 2010
Reproduced with Permission

One of the topics that came up at the Barcelona conference on low fertility was the question of whether parenthood brings happiness to adults; the evidence so far seems uncertain. This week, however, there is solid evidence reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in favour of motherhood, if not fatherhood.

PsychCentral reports:

Researchers followed 1,292,462 women in Taiwan for over 20 years to learn if the hypothesis postulated by sociologist Emile Durkheim in 1897