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Monthly archive: February 2009

27 February 2009

USA (Utah): Trends in levonorgestrel emergency contraception use, births, and abortions

This study, from the Medscape Journal of Medicine, set out to evaluate whether there is an association between statewide increases in LNG EC use and birth, fertility, and abortion rates.

26 February 2009

New conception statistics released for England and Wales

New figures released today by the Office of National Statistics show that in 2007, 50% of all under-18s who became pregnant had an abortion, a rise of 2% on the previous year's figures.

25 February 2009

UK government advises parents how to talk to their teens about sex

A new pamphlet, Talking to Your Teenager About Sex and Relationships, to be available in pharmacies from March, has caused some controversy.

25 February 2009

Latin America: Clandestine induced abortion: prevalence, incidence and risk factors

From the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

20 February 2009

Dispute over publication of abortion figures

Anti-abortion campaigners have launched a legal battle after being barred from a hearing over fetal abnormality statistics.

19 February 2009

Women’s magazine praised for feature on abortion

The popular US glossy magazine Glamour has gained praise for an article discussing women’s experiences of abortion.

19 February 2009

Contraceptive failure in the news

A US study finds that one in three teenagers who report using condoms are either not doing so or are using them incorrectly, a US study has found; while in the UK, a woman has become pregnant with two sets of twins despite being on the Pill.

18 February 2009

‘Baby-father’ sparks another teen pregnancy row

Amidst the coverage given to Alfie Patten, 13-year-old father of a baby girl, Polly Toynbee and David Aaronovitch offer some useful commentary on Britain's teenage pregnancy statistics.

18 February 2009

Expert review of free fetal DNA testing published

Dr Philippa Brice of the PHG Foundation reports on new recommendations for earlier, safer prenatal diagnosis.

18 February 2009

Mandated genetic screening on Cyprus

From the American Journal of Medical Genetics.