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Monthly archive: July 2009

31 July 2009

Italy: ‘Abortion pill’ approved for use

Italy's drug regulation agency has approved the use of RU486, also known as mifepristone, prompting protests from the Vatican.

30 July 2009

USA: Man in court for murder of Kansas abortion clinic doctor

Scott Roeder, accused of killing Kansas abortion clinic doctor George Tiller, has pleaded 'not guilty' to murder.

30 July 2009

Human rights group attacks Nicaraguan abortion ban

Amnesty International has called on Nicaragua to repeal its law criminalising abortion in all circumstances.

30 July 2009

USA: Rate of serious infection after medical abortion

This study was a retrospective analysis assessing the rates of serious infection after medical abortion during a time when misoprostol was administered vaginally, as compared with rates after a change to buccal administration of misoprostol and after initiation of additional infection-reduction measures.

30 July 2009

China: One-child policy under discussion

The BBC reports that Shanghai is to urge couples to have a second child, to counteract the effects of an ageing population. In the rest of the country, China's high abortion rate has prompted concerns.

29 July 2009

USA: Sexual health of young people

This report presents data for 2002-2007 concerning the sexual and reproductive health of persons aged 10-24 years in the United States. From MMWR Surveillance Summaries.

21 July 2009

Ireland: New figures on women travelling for abortion

The number of women travelling from the Republic of Ireland to the UK for abortions has continued to decline, according to the Crisis Pregnancy Agency.

20 July 2009

Why do women in the UK have unintended pregnancies?

New research among women seeking abortion confirms the importance of understanding contraceptive failure. Jennie Bristow reports.

1 July 2009

USA: Induced abortion and breast cancer risk

ACOG Committee Opinion No. 434. Published in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

1 July 2009

Poland: The politics of reproductive healthcare

From Medical Anthropology Quarterly.