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Monthly archive: September 2011

30 September 2011

UK: Comparative effectiveness, safety and acceptability of medical abortion at home and in a clinic

This study involved a systematic search for randomized controlled trials and prospective cohort studies comparing home-based and clinic-based medical abortion. From Bulletin of the World Health Organisation.

30 September 2011

USA: Effectiveness and acceptability of medical abortion provided through telemedicine

The study aimed to estimate the effectiveness and acceptability of telemedicine provision of early medical abortion compared with provision with a face-to-face physician visit at a Planned Parenthood affiliate in Iowa. From Obstetrics and Gynecology.

30 September 2011

USA: Committee opinion no. 501: Maternal-fetal intervention and fetal care centres

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics make recommendations regarding informed consent, the role of research subject advocates and other independent advocates, the availability of support services, the multidisciplinary nature of fetal intervention teams, the oversight of centres, and the need to accumulate maternal and fetal outcome data. From Obstetrics and Gynecology.

29 September 2011

France: Medical vs. surgical abortion: the importance of women’s choice

Using a large national sample of women undergoing an abortion in France, the authors explore the factors associated with medical or surgical abortion, drawing particular attention to the influence of women's preferences in the decision-making process. From Contraception.

28 September 2011

Thailand: Outcomes of pregnancy termination by misoprostol at 14-32 weeks of gestation

This is a a retrospective, descriptive study based on a 10-year-experience of misoprostol use at Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital. From the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand.

24 September 2011

Event: Abortion debates at the Battle of Ideas 2011

BPAS is sponsoring three sessions at this London festival, 29-30 October 2011: 'How late is too late?'; 'Coarse sex and cheap lives', and 'What is feminism for?'

23 September 2011

China: Chromosomal abnormalities in patients with recurrent spontaneous abortions

This study aimed to investigate the ratio and types of chromosomal abnormalities in patients with recurrent spontaneous abortions (RSAs). From the Journal of Reproductive Medicine.

20 September 2011

USA: Fetal pain, abortion, viability, and the Constitution

The authors offer a substantive biological, ethical, and legal critique of the new fetal pain rationale. From the Journal of Law and Medical Ethics.

15 September 2011

USA: Intrauterine device insertion after medical abortion

This was a prospective, observational clinical study to determine expulsion rates of intrauterine contraception placed immediately after confirmed, completed first-trimester medical abortion. From Contraception.

9 September 2011

Canada: Making a case for abortion curriculum reform

The authors note that recent evidence suggests that medical schools offer insufficient training to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to counsel patients about abortion and to become abortion providers. From the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.