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Monthly archive: October 2011

24 October 2011

Coarse sex and cheap lives

Commentary by Clare Murphy, head of public policy at BPAS, in the Independent.

20 October 2011

Event: Best Medical Practice with Mifepristone: UK and international perspectives

Jennie Bristow reports from a conference held at St Thomas’s hospital, London, on 14 October.

20 October 2011

UK: Interview with Louise Mensch

The anti-abortion MP talks to Catherine Lafferty of the Catholic Herald.

19 October 2011

UK: Repeat abortion among women in Britain

This study compares the characteristics of women who have presented for a second or subsequent abortion to those of women who have obtained only one. From Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

18 October 2011

UK: Can we identify women at risk of pregnancy despite using emergency contraception?

Data from a meta-analysis of two randomised controlled trials comparing the efficacy of ulipristal acetate (UPA) with levonorgestrel were analysed to identify factors associated with EC failure. From Contraception.

13 October 2011

UK: Tributes to a pioneer of abortion law reform

Reflections on the life and work of Madeleine Simms, 6 September 1930 - 3 October 2011.

11 October 2011

Italy: Maternal/paternal antenatal attachment and fourth-dimensional ultrasound technique

The purpose of the present research was to investigate the role of the fourth dimensional (4D) ultrasound scanning on the antenatal attachment development, in pregnant women (19-23 weeks of gestation) and their partners. From British Journal of Psychology.

10 October 2011

UK: World population nearing seven billion

The Times (London) carries an interesting set of articles on the ‘overpopulation’ question.

7 October 2011

Testing in the First Trimester - Providing women-centred care

Report on the conference organised by Antenatal Results and Choices in London on 19 September 2011.

4 October 2011

Clinical Update: Termination of Pregnancy for Fetal Anomaly

By Jane Fisher, Director of Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC).