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Monthly archive: September 2006

29 September 2006

USA: Access to early abortion

Adolescents and poor women are more likely than other women to have trouble obtaining an abortion early in pregnancy, according to a study published in the October issue of Contraception.

29 September 2006

New government consultation on children’s index

The Department for Education and Skills (DfES) on 21 September launched a consultation on regulations for the planned children’s information sharing index in England.

18 September 2006

Expert questions impact of emergency contraception

Giving women the morning-after pill makes no difference to either the pregnancy rate or the abortion rate, a family planning expert has written in the British Medical Journal.

18 September 2006

Education For Choice

Education For Choice provides one-day training on discussing abortion with young people, for professionals working in health, education and youth work.

18 September 2006

USA: Anti-abortion group loses tax exemption

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has revoked the tax exemption of Operation Rescue West, after receiving a complaint that it had violated prohibitions on electioneering by nonprofits in 2004.

15 September 2006

Young people wary of new database

Teenagers say they might stop using contraception and abortion services because they do not trust the confidentiality of the new national children's database, claim researchers.

11 September 2006

Failed termination claim thrown out

A mother seeking compensation after giving birth following an abortion has lost her damages bid.

11 September 2006

Teach abortion facts in school, say government advisors

Schoolchildren should be given information about abortion in Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons, the Independent Advisory Group on Teenage Pregnancy has recommended.

1 September 2006

France: Ambulatory medical abortion

In France, medical abortion can be performed at home. This study reports on the experience of a family planning centre in partnership with Delafontaine Hospital in Saint-Denis.