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Monthly archive: February 2013

28 February 2013

Northern Ireland: Abortion guidance to be published

The Department of Health in Stormont has promised to publish draft advice on abortion for the NHS in Northern Ireland next week.

28 February 2013

Finland: Medical versus surgical termination of pregnancy in primigravid women

The study set out to compare the effect of medical versus surgical termination of pregnancy (TOP), performed in primigravid women, on subsequent delivery. From BJOG.

28 February 2013

USA: disruptive events among women having abortions

This mixed-methods study found that many abortion patients make decisions about their pregnancies in the midst of complex life circumstances. From Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

26 February 2013

WHO recommendations for misoprostol use

From International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics.

26 February 2013

UK: Statistics show increase in conceptions to over-40s

The Office for National Statistics data reveal some interesting trends since 1991.

25 February 2013

USA: Training in miscarriage management

The purpose of this study was to test the impact of the Residency Training Initiative in Miscarriage Management on self-reported use of MVA for management of spontaneous abortion. From Family Medicine.

25 February 2013

UK: BPAS calls for better postnatal contraceptive care

Breastfeeding rates are increasing, but a bpas/Mumsnet survey suggests that new mums are not receiving the right contraceptive advice.

22 February 2013

UK: Midwife drama shows abortion scene

Complaints have been made to broadcasting watchdog OFCOM and directly to the BBC about an episode of the BBC1 drama Call the Midwife that included 'a graphic grotesque depiction of a back alley abortion' before the 9pm watershed, the Daily Mail reports.