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Monthly archive: November 2010

26 November 2010

Commentary: Simplistic answers won’t resolve complex issues

Writing on the ANSIRH blog, Tracy Weitz and Carole Joffe respond to William Saletan's call for both sides of the abortion debate to find 'common ground'.

23 November 2010

Pope issues ‘game-changing statement’ on condoms

Catholic reformers and groups working to combat HIV have welcomed remarks by Pope Benedict that the use of condoms might not always be wrong.

23 November 2010

USA: Couple’s ‘abortion decision poll’ gains international attention

A website run by a Minnesota couple that is polling readers on whether the pair should abort the wife's fetus is generating over a million votes, and much controversy.

23 November 2010

Event: Controversies in obstetrics and gynaecology

The Royal Society of Medicine on 19 November hosted a lively debate on three controversial issues: elective C-sections, IVF treatment for older mothers, and the desirability of a consultant-based obstetrics service in the NHS. Jennie Bristow reports.

22 November 2010

Italy: Obstetric hospitalizations among Italian women and immigrants

The authors note that Italy has become an important host country for economic immigrants. The study is aimed at providing a descriptive analysis of obstetric hospitalizations among Italian and immigrant women in North-Eastern Italy. From Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.

22 November 2010

UK: Oral contraceptives, reproductive history and risk of colorectal cancer

From the British Journal of Cancer.

18 November 2010

The Netherlands: Induced abortion and infertility in Yoruba society, Nigeria

From Social Science and Medicine.

11 November 2010

Do abortion services really make a ‘vast amount of money’?

A blog on the Liberal Conspiracy website challenges Nadine Dorries MP's latest claims.

10 November 2010

Commentary: Abortion is about balancing rights

The religious rights of a small group of medical professionals do not trump those held by the remainder of the citizenry, argues Leslie Cannold in the Guardian.