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Monthly archive: March 2007

28 March 2007

Nurses, abortion and the law

Early surgical abortions could be carried out by nurses, according to an interpretation of the English law published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

26 March 2007

EU immigration leads to rising demand for sexual health services

The influx of eastern Europeans to the UK has led to a major rise in pregnancies and abortion requests in some areas, reports the BBC.

25 March 2007

USA: Second-trimester cervical ectopic pregnancy

A case report of successful conservative management of advanced cervical ectopic pregnancy with placenta percreta.

23 March 2007

USA: Information-sharing and fetal reduction

The study set out to determine the information-sharing strategies of couples considering fetal reduction, and the impact of these strategies on the chances of encountering hostility in their social networks.

21 March 2007

Poland: Alicja Tysiac wins human rights case

The European Court of Human Rights has awarded a Polish woman 25,000 euros ($33,000; £16,000) in damages after she was refused an abortion.

20 March 2007

Watkinson bill fails

A Tory MP's bid to force doctors offering abortion or contraception advice to under-16s to inform the child's parents has been rejected by MPs.

19 March 2007

GPs to set up surgeries in supermarkets

The government has invited retail chains to provide GP services in deprived areas.

16 March 2007

USA: Bill would make women view scans

South Carolina lawmakers are considering legislation that would force women seeking abortions to see an ultrasound image of their fetus.

15 March 2007

USA: Bill would make doctors call police on pregnant under-16s

Doctors, school nurses or any health provider who finds that a girl under 16 is pregnant would have to tell the police, under a bill anti-abortion lawmakers are pushing in the Florida Legislature.

14 March 2007

USA: Views on abortion becoming less polarised

Public opinion on abortion has taken a gradual turn towards moderation, finds a poll for ABC News/Washington Post.