Monthly archive: September 2010
30 September 2010USA: Abortion and mental health problems in adolescents
A study from Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health concludes that adolescents who have an abortion do not appear to be at elevated risk for depression or low self-esteem in the short term or up to five years after the abortion.
30 September 2010France: The future of women’s contraception: stakes and modalities
From Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
30 September 2010Commentary: China’s one-child policy - success or failure?
Thirty years after the introduction of China's one-child policy, the government is being urged to rethink its population controls, BBC News Online reports.
29 September 2010UK: Ofcom approves abortion ad
Ofcom, Britain’s regulator for the communications industry, on 27 September approved Marie Stopes International's television commercial.
29 September 2010UK: Comparing medical versus surgical termination of pregnancy at 13-20 weeks of gestation
Women find surgical termination of pregnancy in the second trimester more acceptable than medical termination, according to a new study published in BJOG.
28 September 2010USA: Ten years of mifepristone
A decade after it received FDA approval, mifepristone is used in an estimated one in five abortions under seven weeks' gestation.
28 September 2010Netherlands: Evaluation of the introduction of a new treatment for the termination of pregnancy
All hospital-based gynecologists in the Netherlands were sent a questionnaire on the termination of pregnancy with off-label drugs in the absence of treatment protocols. From Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.
27 September 2010USA: The effect of Medicaid eligibility expansions on fertility
From Social Science and Medicine.
23 September 2010Battle of Ideas 2010
BPAS is sponsoring debates about the value of life, the role of conscience clauses, the ethics of selective reproduction, and the population question.
16 September 2010AR update, 16 September 2010
Clinical Update: Treatment of obese clients; Pope begins controversial UK visit; Polish parliamentary hearing on women travelling to abroad for abortion; and more ...