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Monthly archive: July 2007

17 July 2007

USA: Teen birthrate continues to fall

Birthrates to teenage girls continued their 15-year decline in 2005 as adolescents got into the habit of using condoms during sexual intercourse, claims a report by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

17 July 2007

Switzerland: Efficacy of two intervals and two routes of administration of misoprostol

This study aimed to assess the effects of the interval between multiple doses of misoprostol and the route of administration to terminate pregnancy.

17 July 2007

Why not decriminalise abortion altogether?

By Ann Furedi, chief executive of bpas.

17 July 2007

1967 Abortion Act: The debate to date

Jennie Bristow, editor of Abortion Review, rounds up the arguments.

13 July 2007

India: Government minister proposes new move against sex selection

Women and child development minister Renuka Chowdhury has proposed that all pregnant women register with the government and seek its permission if they want an abortion.

13 July 2007

BBC reports delays for Early Medical Abortion

A shortage of facilities for women wanting an abortion pill means some are paying privately or having invasive terminations, the BBC has claimed.

13 July 2007

USA: Effectiveness of immediate compared with delayed insertion of IUD after abortion

The study's objective was to model rates of pregnancy and repeat abortion among women choosing intrauterine contraception after an abortion when the intrauterine device (IUD) is inserted immediately after the procedure or at a follow-up visit.

9 July 2007

Scotland: Catholic leader calls on PM to review abortion laws

Cardinal Keith O'Brien wants Gordon Brown to join with him in 'the defence of life as yet unborn'.

2 July 2007

USA: New Hampshire repeals parental notification law

New Hampshire on 29 June became the first US state to repeal a law requiring parental notification for teenagers to get abortions.