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Monthly archive: October 2009

28 October 2009

UK: Later motherhood results in rise in Down’s Syndrome pregnancies

The number of Down's Syndrome pregnancies has risen by more than 70% over the last 20 years, University of London researchers say; but the proportion of terminations has remained constant at 92%.

28 October 2009

Northern Ireland: SPUC challenges abortion guidelines

A legal challenge to government guidelines on abortion in Northern Ireland has begun at the High Court.

24 October 2009

UK: New contraceptive statistics released

The condom has now caught up with the pill as women’s usual method of contraception, according to figures issued by the Office for National Statistics.

24 October 2009

The Battle for Reproductive Choice

BPAS and the Wellcome Trust are sponsoring a series of debates at the London Battle of Ideas festival on Saturday 31 October.

23 October 2009

UK: Statistics on community contraceptive services

The report NHS Contraception Services, England: 2008-09 has been published.

23 October 2009

UK: DFID publishes policy position on safe and unsafe abortion

Safe abortion is a right and a necessity, says the Department for International Development.

23 October 2009

Mexico: The evolution of Mexico City’s abortion laws

From International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

23 October 2009

USA: Statement on family planning following abortion

USAID and key health oganisations have signed a consensus statement on family planning as a key component of post abortion care.

22 October 2009

Peru: Abortion bill prompts protests in capital

Hundreds of people have demonstrated in Lima as a legislative panel approved a bill proposing legalising abortion in some cases.

21 October 2009

‘Abortion Worldwide: A decade of uneven progress’

Restricting the availability of legal abortion does not appear to reduce the number of women trying to end unwanted pregnancies, a major report by the Guttmacher Institute suggests.