Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Divorced Women Suffer Poorer Health

An Associated Press story reports that Women may give up more than a husband by divorcing -- they may also lose some of their good health, according to a study by Iowa State University researchers. The study, spanning 10 years, focused on what happens to rural women's health after their marriage ends, compared with women who stay married, said Fred Lorenz, who co-authored the report. "'What we found was that the act of getting a divorce produced no immediate effects on (physical) health, but it did have effects on mental health. ''Ten years later, those effects on mental health led to effects in physical health.''

Read the entire story from the New York Times  (last visited November 1, 2006 bgf)

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