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Monthly archive: April 2009

29 April 2009

UK: Lessons in wellbeing to become compulsory

The Government has confirmed its intention to make Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education a compulsory part of the curriculum at both primary and secondary school.

28 April 2009

Commentary: What does CEDAW do?

Abigail Fitzgibbon, BPAS Press and Public Policy Officer, examines what the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women means for abortion rights in the UK.

23 April 2009

‘What I really really want’

Does having a child make you more or less inclined to support the idea of abortion on demand - or indeed have one yourself? Viv Groskop reports for The Guardian (London).

21 April 2009

What has happened to the review of the Polkinghorne Guidelines on research using fetal tissue?

Commentary by Professor Naomi Pfeffer of London Metropolitan University, published on BioNews.

14 April 2009

Optimum Population Trust appoints new patron

The broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has become a patron of a group seeking to cut the growth in human population.

13 April 2009

Parenthood and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008

Commentary by Julie McCandless, Lecturer in Law at Oxford Brookes University, and Sally Sheldon, Professor of Law at Kent University, published on BioNews.

12 April 2009

UK: New archbishop condemns pregnancy advisory ads

The incoming Archbishop of Westminster has called on Catholics to oppose proposals to review restrictions on contraceptive and pregnancy advisory service advertising.

8 April 2009

UK: Woman undergoes 15-minute sterilisation

A woman who suffered from a series of miscarriages while trying for a child has become the first in Britain to undergo a 15-minute sterilisation operation.

7 April 2009

USA: Clinics reporting a rise in abortions and vasectomies

Speculation continues about the impact of the recession upon the birth rate.

6 April 2009

Iran: Sperm research suggests possible contraceptive developments

Hope for new infertility treatments and a male version of the Pill is a step closer after doctors found a faulty gene linked to poor sperm, the Daily Telegraph reports.