Psychiatrists are being asked to be judges in assessing suicide risk, abortion hearings told

Legislation could actually increase risk of suicide in young males, UCD professor says

Prof Kevin Malone, School of Medicine & Medical Science at UCD and St Vincent’s University Hospital.

Prof Kevin Malone, School of Medicine & Medical Science at UCD and St Vincent’s University Hospital.


Psychiatrists could be seen to be the “gatekeepers to abortion” if the provision allowing for terminations where a pregnant woman is suicidal is enacted, the Oireachtas health committee has heard.

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