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Psychosomatic Abortions?

by Rob Friesel

On the mind/body front: Are body’s ills really all in the mind?

When the woman, having experienced her fourth miscarriage, visited her physician, he gave her a surprising diagnosis: psychosomatic abortion. That is, she had lost the fetuses because of stresses in her life, particularly concerns about her religious affiliation and her husband’s unwillingness to help out at home.

I can see the headlines now…  South Dakota prohibits thinking in women to safeguard fetuses.

About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

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