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Monthly archive: September 2009

28 September 2009

Spain: Plans for abortion on demand in first trimester

The Socialist government has formally unveiled proposals to reform the country's abortion law.

25 September 2009

Motherhood in the 21st Century

Two recent conferences raised important questions about the way that medical discourse is framing concerns about the ‘optimal’ time and circumstances in which women should reproduce. By Jennie Bristow.

25 September 2009

Australia: Infertility, medical advice and treatment with fertility hormones and/or IVF

From the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

24 September 2009

Poland: Ruling against Catholic magazine

A Polish court has awarded $11,000 (7,400 euros) in damages to a woman likened to a child killer for wanting an abortion.

22 September 2009

Spain: Progress reported in abortion law reform

The Equality Minister says she hopes to take the government’s planned reform of the Abortion Law to the next Cabinet meeting, after the Consejo de Estado accepted in September that the reforms are constitutional.

22 September 2009

Canada: Bacterial sacroiliitis and gluteal abscess after D&C for incomplete abortion

This study reports on the case of a young woman whi presented to the emergency department with rapidly progressive left-sided lower back pain, general malaise, and chills evolving over the previous 48-hours after dilation and curettage for incomplete abortion. From Obstetrics and Gynecology.

21 September 2009

fpa launches campaign to ‘enjoy sex responsibly’

Alcohol is commonly seen as a factor in not using a condom with a new partner, regretting sexual activity and having sex with someone who would not normally be found attractive, says the UK sexual health charity.

18 September 2009

Australia: Teenager charged with procuring own abortion

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) reports on the teenager facing the state's first abortion trial in nearly 25 years.

17 September 2009

USA: Intimate partner violence and issues of fertility control

The purpose of this study was to examine the association between intimate partner violence (IPV), abortion, parity, and contraception use. From American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

17 September 2009

USA: The role of nursing in the management of unintended pregnancy

From The Nursing Clinics of North America.