The B.C. Catholic Paper – Marriage better for women’s health

Being married matters to the health of mothers and possibly to the health of their children, a new study by Marcelo Urquia has found.Urquia, a scientist at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital, studied 6,375 new mothers and found that women living in common-law arrangements were about twice as likely as married women to experience either violence from their partner, substance abuse or postpartum depression.Single, never-married women were more than three times as likely to experience at least one of the three negative outcomes…

via The B.C. Catholic Paper – Marriage better for women’s health.

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