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Monthly archive: August 2011

31 August 2011

UK: Political row over pregnancy counselling

Nadine Dorries MP’s proposal to strip abortion charities of their role in pregnancy counselling has prompted front-page coverage in the British press, and commentary questioning the political agenda behind the reforms.

25 August 2011

USA: Effects of psychosocial characteristics of work on pregnancy outcomes

The authors note that with the increased number of women who continue to work during pregnancy, occupational stress has been hypothesised to be a potential contributor to adverse reproductive health outcomes. From Women and Health.

16 August 2011

USA: Conscientious refusal in family medicine residency training

The authors concluded that this study is the first to demonstrate the prevalence of moral objection to legally available medical procedures among family medicine residents and faculty. From Family Medicine.

8 August 2011

UK: Investigation into crisis pregnancy centres

Women receiving advice from pregnancy counselling centres run by anti-abortion organisations can be subjected to scaremongering, emotive language and inaccurate information about abortion, according to research by the charity Education for Choice.

8 August 2011

UK: Zoe Williams interviews Nadine Dorries MP

The interview was published in Guardian on 6 August under the header: 'Is she a true free spirit, or just rather confused?'

8 August 2011

UK: British gynaecologists’ attitudes in 2008 to the provision of legal abortion

The authors suggest that satisfaction with the Abortion Act 1967 has decreased during the last 20 years. From the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

5 August 2011

Denmark: Unsafe abortion and postabortion care - an overview

To address the harmful health consequences of unsafe abortion, a postabortion care model has been developed and implemented with success in many countries where women do not have legal access to abortion. From Acta Obsteticia et Gynecologica Scandinavica.