Perinatal risk factors for neonaticide and infant homicide: can we identify those at risk?

Craig, Michael
February 2004
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Feb2004, Vol. 97 Issue 2, p57
Academic Journal
The article discusses the perinatal risk factors associated with infant homicide and neonaticide. Clinical trials found historical evidences about the three risk factors for neonaticide which include economics, congenital abnormality, and female gender. The common characteristics of women who commit neonaticide involves concealment of their pregnancy. Furthermore, important risk factors among pregnant women are substance abuse and mental illness.


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