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Monthly archive: April 2007

27 April 2007

Mexico City legalises abortion

The legislative assembly voted 46 to 19 in favour of the bill that will permit abortions of pregnancies in the first 12 weeks.

26 April 2007

USA: Mifepristone and misoprostol administered simultaneously versus 24 hours apart

This randomised trial compared the efficacy, adverse effects, and acceptability of misoprostol 800 mcg vaginally administered simultaneously with, or 24 hours after, mifepristone 200 mg orally for abortion in women up to 63 days of gestation.

26 April 2007

USA: Mifepristone and misoprostol for late first-trimester abortion

The study set out to investigate the efficacy of mifepristone followed in 24 hours to 48 hours by misoprostol for the termination of pregnancies in the late first trimester.

26 April 2007

USA: Commentary on the ‘partial-birth abortion’ ban

The New England Journal of Medicine this week publishes two perspectives on the Supreme Court ruling.

25 April 2007

USA: Another study refutes claimed abortion-breast cancer link

A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds no association between either induced or spontaneous abortion and breast cancer.

23 April 2007

Outcomes of abortions for fetal abnormality

A study claims that one in 30 fetuses aborted for medical reasons is born alive. The charity Antenatal Results and Choices responds.

23 April 2007

UK commentators discuss abortion rights

Two interesting columns, by Caitlin Moran and Kira Cochrane.

19 April 2007

Why do women have late abortions?

An important new study finds that indecision is a major factor in delay. Jennie Bristow reports.

18 April 2007

USA: Judges rule on ‘partial-birth abortion’

The US Supreme Court on 18 April upheld a law that bans a particular late-term abortion procedure.

17 April 2007

USA: Abstinence eduction does not work, claims study

A study of four abstinence education programmes has found that they do not stop young people having sex.