Monthly archive: July 2010
30 July 2010Why do people get pregnant (when they don’t want to be)?
The 2010 BPAS annual lecture was given by Kristin Luker, the foremost American sociologist researching contraceptive use and risk taking around unplanned pregnancy in the USA.
28 July 2010USA: Immediate postabortal insertion of intrauterine devices
From the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
27 July 2010UK: Government to abolish health watchdogs
The Health Protection Agency and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority are to be axed under reforms.
19 July 2010Motherhood, abortion and parenting culture
At a recent conference, academics from the UK and USA came together to discuss new challenges to women’s autonomy. Jennie Bristow reports.
18 July 2010UK: GPs to gain commissioning powers
GP practices are set to be handed responsibility for most health services under ministerial plans for a radical shake-up of the National Health Service in England.
17 July 2010‘Always glad to receive it’
Results of the Abortion Review Readers’ Survey 2010.
17 July 2010UK: Warnings over unregulated sperm donation websites
An investigation by The Times (London) has claimed that unregulated 'fertility' websites that put their members in touch with sperm donors for a fee are exploiting vulnerable women and risking users’ health and finances.
14 July 2010Canada: Assessment of pain after abortion relating to the use of misoprostol for cervical dilatation
The study's objective was to compare the use of misoprostol to that of laminaria tents for dilatation of the cervix before a surgical elective abortion (EAB) during the first trimester, with regard to the pain caused (1) during insertion, for both methods, (2) immediately before the EAB, and (3) one hour after the procedure. From Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.
7 July 2010AR update, 7 July 2010
Why do people get pregnant (when they don't want to be?); the science of fetal pain and the ethics of abortion; Australian attitudes to late abortion, and more ...
7 July 2010The science of ‘fetal pain’, and the ethics of abortion
Commentary by Stuart Derbyshire, a member of the Working Party that produced the RCOG's new reports on fetal awareness.