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Monthly archive: March 2009

27 March 2009

Medical journal criticises Pope on Aids in Africa

The Lancet has accused Pope Benedict XVI of distorting science in his remarks on condom use.

26 March 2009

UK: Consultation launched on advertising restrictions

Pregnancy advisory services, including abortion information, could be advertised on TV and radio under proposals.

26 March 2009

UK: Inquest into abortion death

Marie Stopes International is reviewing its procedures after the death of a 15-year-old girl who had an abortion at one of its clinics, BBC News Online reports.

24 March 2009

Online ECP service makes headlines

A major High Street chemist in the UK has launched a service to sell the morning-after pill over the internet.

20 March 2009

Northern Ireland: Official abortion guidance published

The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has, for the first time, published guidelines for health professionals on terminating pregnancy.

19 March 2009

UK: Vasectomy not always a final decision

Second marriages or starting afresh with a new partner mean a number of men are spending large sums of money trying to reverse their vasectomies, claims an article on BBC News Online.

19 March 2009

Compulsory sex education up for discussion

The Conservatives have hinted that, if in government, they would not maintain compulsory sex and relationships education, reports Children & Young People Now.

17 March 2009

Pope courts controversy on condoms and Aids

On his first trip to Africa, the Pope has declared that condoms are not a solution to the Aids epidemic – but part of the problem.

17 March 2009

Comment: Stop the tired overpopulation hysteria

Betsy Hartmann, writing on AlterNet, argues that 'raising alarms about overpopulation legitimises top-down punitive policies that hurt women'.

17 March 2009

Spain: Church and state clash over abortion law reform

The Catholic Church has launched an advertising campaign against a proposed reform of the Spanish abortion law.