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3 March 2010

AR update, 3 March 2010

Clinical Update: vacuum aspiration under local anaesthetic; USA: Sepsis after attempted self-induced abortion; UK: Tory party under fire for teen pregnancy statistics error; Ireland: Attorney General speaks about X case.

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- 1. CLINICAL UPDATE: VACUUM ASPIRATION UNDER LOCAL ANAESTHETIC

BPAS’ Medical Director Patricia Lohr examines developments and discussions in abortion provision.

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Patricia Lohr’s Clinical Update appears in the Winter 2010 print edition of Abortion Review. This edition also contains a digest of the key abortion news from September 2009 - December 2009.

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- 2. USA: SEPSIS AFTER ATTEMPTED SELF-INDUCED ABORTION

A case report in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine raises some useful questions about the practice of self-induced abortion in parts of the developed world, where abortion is legal and generally available.

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- 3. UK: TORY PARTY UNDER FIRE FOR TEEN PREGNANCY STATISTICS ERROR

Pregnancy advice groups and child welfare organisations have criticised the Conservatives over their mistaken assertion that more than half of all girls in deprived areas fall pregnant before the age of 18.

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- 4. IRELAND: ATTORNEY GENERAL SPEAKS ABOUT X CASE

The attorney general who challenged a 14-year-old rape victim’s right to travel to England for an abortion in 1992 has said that he regrets the sadness caused, but insists he was only doing his duty, the Sunday Times reports.

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