Monthly archive: May 2011
31 May 2011UK: ‘I saw my son’s bleak future and knew I had to abort him’
Sara Carpenter writes in the Daily Mail of her heartrending decision to have an abortion at 18 weeks' gestation, following a prenatal diagnosis of spina bifida.
29 May 2011UK: Rise in abortions among women over 40
The number of women having abortions in their 40s has risen by almost one third in a decade, according to national statistics.
28 May 2011UK: Storm over sexual health advisory group appointment
The Coalition Government has appointed pro-abstinence charity Life to key sexual health forum, while omitting BPAS, the Guardian reports.
28 May 2011Commentary: Softly, softly is working for the anti-abortionists
Thanks to new stealth tactics, anti-abortionists are having an undue influence on policy, writes BPAS' Clare Murphy for the Guardian.
27 May 2011USA: Associations between perceived partner support and timing of abortion
Findings from this study suggest that factors influencing a woman's decision to terminate a pregnancy are not limited to her own professional or personal goals, but also include the social and relationship context within which the pregnancy occurs. From Women's Health Issues.
24 May 2011England and Wales: Abortion statistics 2010
This bpas briefing highlights key trends from the latest national statistics.
23 May 2011USA: Abortion stigma: a reconceptualization of constituents, causes, and consequences
The authors draw from the social science literature to describe three groups whom they posit are affected by abortion stigma: women who have had abortions, individuals who work in facilities that provide abortion, and supporters of women who have had abortions. From Women's Health Issues.
23 May 2011USA: Conducting collaborative abortion research in international settings
This paper draws on the authors' collaborative research experiences conducting abortion-related studies using clinic- and community-based samples in five diverse settings. From Women's Health Issues.
23 May 2011USA: Perceived and insurance-related barriers to the provision of contraceptive services
This analysis examines a range of factors that may act as barriers to integrating contraceptive and abortion services and documents abortion providers' perspectives on their role in their patients' contraceptive care. From Women's Health Issues.
23 May 2011USA: Physicians and abortion - provision, political participation and conflicts in Poland and Brazil
This article argues that gynecologists' perspectives and practices not only reflect or heed religious precepts on reproductive rights, but are also deeply influenced by inadequate medical training and by the fear of being prosecuted or stigmatised. From Women's Health Issues.