Vincent Rue,Ph.D.

Vincent Rue,Ph.D. is the Director of the Institute for Pregnancy Loss in Jacksonville, Florida, an independent non-profit research & treatment center. Dr. Rue received his Ph.D. in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of North Carolina in 1975. For 30 years Dr. Rue has been a practicing psychotherapist and has served on the faculty of California State University at Los Angeles and United States International University in San Diego. In 1981 Dr. Rue provided the first clinical evidence of postabortion trauma, identifying this psychological condition as APostabortion Syndrome@ in testimony before the U.S. Congress. In l984, he published one of the first articles on abortion’s impact on men and relationships and over the years has treated numerous women and men who have been traumatized by their abortion experience. During the Reagan Administration, Dr. Rue was a special consultant to the U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop on abortion morbidity. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Rue also serves as a litigation consultant assisting numerous offices of the state Attorneys General in abortion & family related statutory challenges. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and a Member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. He has lectured throughout the United States, and has also presented in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Rue has authored one book and numerous professional journal articles on the topic of postabortion trauma and has been the principal investigator of the International Pregnancy Loss Research Project.

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