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Monthly archive: January 2010

29 January 2010

AR update, 29 January 2010

Women's opinions on the home management of Early Medical Abortion in the UK; Abortion doctors: credit where it's due; Abortion jabberwocky: the need for better terminology, and more ...

29 January 2010

Abortion doctors: credit where it’s due

After forty years of legal abortion in Britain, the doctors' contribution is at last being recognised as a part of mainstream healthcare. Commentary by Jennie Bristow, Editor, Abortion Review.

29 January 2010

UK: Excitement surrounds new form of emergency contraception

Ulipristal acetate, a recently licensed type of EC, may offer women protection from pregnancy even when taken five days after sex.

29 January 2010

USA: George Tiller’s killer guilty of murder

A man who said he killed the Kansas abortion doctor to save the lives of unborn babies has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

28 January 2010

Ulipristal acetate versus levonorgestrel for emergency contraception

This study found that ulipristal acetate provides women and health-care providers with an effective alternative for emergency contraception that can be used up to 5 days after unprotected sexual intercourse. Published in The Lancet.

28 January 2010

Abortion jabberwocky: the need for better terminology

A lively critique of the misleading language used about abortion, published in the journal Contraception.

28 January 2010

Ireland: New calls for change in abortion law

The Human Rights Watch organisation has called on the Irish government to decriminalise abortion, and a new survey suggests that two-thirds of 18-34-year-olds believe abortion should be legal.

27 January 2010

Thinking ethically about emergency contraception

An excellent article in the Journal of the Catholic Health Association of the United States by Ron Hamel, PhD, examines the controversy over the use of emergency contraception in Catholic hospitals for victims of sexual assault.

27 January 2010

USA: New rise in teenage pregnancy rate

After more than a decade of declining teenage pregnancy, the rate among girls ages 15 to 19 increased 3 percent from 2005 to 2006, the Guttmacher Institute has found.

26 January 2010

Abortion and mental health: Evaluating the evidence

An article in American Psychologist evaluates empirical research addressing the relationship between induced abortion and women’s mental health.