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Monthly archive: October 2012

31 October 2012

UK: Government drops abortion counselling consultation

Health minister Anna Soubry says the government no longer plans to undertake its own consultation on abortion counselling.

30 October 2012

Italy: Reproducing Italians - contested biopolitics in the age of ‘replacement anxiety’

This paper examines how reproduction in contemporary Italy has emerged as a contested social, political, and moral issue that invests Italian and migrant women in different ways, engendering different forms and terms of resistance and contestation.
From Anthropology and Medicine.

29 October 2012

Science, Money and Women’s Reproductive Choices

Clare Murphy, Director of External Affairs at BPAS, writes on the Huffington Post UK.

29 October 2012

USA: Knowledge of state-level abortion laws and policies among front-line staff at facilities provid

This study found that Information regarding state abortion laws and policies provided by front-line staff members at facilities that provide abortion services is highly accurate, with the exception of judicial bypass for parental involvement. From Women’s Health Issues.

29 October 2012

Canada: Women’s assertions of authority over abortion in the 1960s

This study of letters to the Royal Commission on the Status of Women highlights one forum in which women eloquently expressed their feelings about abortion. From Canadian Bulletin of Medical History.

25 October 2012

Australia: Early medical abortion using low-dose mifepristone followed by buccal misoprostol

The study’s objective was to describe the use of mifepristone in combination with buccal misoprostol in women undergoing an early medical abortion (EMA). The Medical Journal of Australia

23 October 2012

Sweden: Women and men’s satisfaction with care related to induced abortion

The study found that most women and half of the men were pleased with the attention they had received, suggesting improvement is needed, especially with regard to men. From the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care.

19 October 2012

Wasting Time on the Time Limit: The Real Issues in Women’s Reproductive Healthcare

Clare Murphy, Director of External Affairs at BPAS, writes on the Huffington Post UK.

19 October 2012

UK: Health Secretary says he will be guided by science

Jeremy Hunt has told Radio Four that he follow scientific evidence in the decisions he makes.