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Monthly archive: November 2006

28 November 2006

Poll shows majority support for legal abortion

New research into public attitudes to abortion shows that 63% of adults in the UK agreed that ‘if a woman wants an abortion, she should not have to continue with her pregnancy’, while 18% disagreed.

28 November 2006

Attitudes to Abortion: summary of findings

Research shows changes since 1997.

27 November 2006

Finland: The use of oral contraceptives among Finnish teenagers

The authors studied changes in the use of oral contraceptives among 14-18-year-old Finnish girls from 1981 to 2003.

24 November 2006

UK: Unintended pregnancy and emergency contraception use in Scotland

The authors sought to establish how many pregnancies ending in either childbirth or abortion are unintended, and what proportion of women use emergency contraception to try to prevent pregnancy.

23 November 2006

Sex education not enough, say researchers

Sex education alone does not cut pregnancies and abortions among teenagers in the UK, claims a Medical Research Council study in the British Medical Journal.

23 November 2006

USA: Pregnancy decision-making among women seeking abortion or prenatal care

Conventional measures of pregnancy intentions were compared with newer measures in women seeking abortion.

15 November 2006

bpas responds to Nuffield Council on Bioethics’ report on preterm babies

‘Ethical comment on the care of preterm babies is welcome - but it does not shed any new light on abortion', said Ann Furedi, Chief Executive of bpas.

14 November 2006

Central America: Patient privacy and abortion bans

The authors contend that post-abortion care providers who breach patient confidentiality endanger women's health and violate ethics.

13 November 2006

Government launches new condom campaign

A £4m campaign by the UK government urges young adults to carry condoms when they are out 'on the pull'.

10 November 2006

Hong Kong: Use of nitrous oxide (N2O) and oxygen for pain relief

This prospective study assessed the role of a 50:50 mixture of nitrous oxide (N2O) and oxygen for pain relief during the termination of first trimester pregnancies by suction evacuation under conscious sedation.