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Study leads to a call for an end to spanking

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 16 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:1023
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    A Canadian study has shown that adults who reported being slapped or spanked as children were twice as likely as those who did not to have current problems of alcohol or drug misuse and to show antisocial behaviour.

    The study, which appeared in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (1999; 161:805-9), examined 4888 …

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