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Monthly archive: May 2013

31 May 2013

UK: Woman dies from ‘DIY abortion’ attempt

A pregnant woman died after drinking concentrated vinegar during an attempt to self-induce an abortion, Manchester Evening News reports.

30 May 2013

UK: Medical treatments for incomplete miscarriage

The authors concluded that the available evidence suggests that medical treatment, with misoprostol, and expectant care are both acceptable alternatives to routine surgical evacuation given the availability of health service resources to support all three approaches. From Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

29 May 2013

UK: Woman with bipolar disorder can make abortion decision, judge rules

Following a two-day Court of Protection hearing in London, a High Court judge has decided that a woman detained under mental health legislation is capable of making a decision about terminating her 23-week pregnancy.

29 May 2013

Scotland: Abortion statistics published

The number of and rate of terminations has continued to fall for the past four years.

28 May 2013

Abortion in Ireland: what the law means for women and pro-choice campaigners

Abortion is back at the top of the political agenda in Ireland. This public meeting in London, on 20 June 2013, will discuss the current legal situation and its impact on Irish women.

17 May 2013

UK: Time-lapse imaging raises IVF possibilities

Time-lapse imaging which takes thousands of pictures of developing embryos can boost the success rate of IVF, according to British research.

16 May 2013

US: Kermit Gosnell found guilty of three murders

A Philadelphia doctor has been convicted of the first-degree murders of three babies delivered and killed with scissors in late-term abortions, BBC News Online reports.

15 May 2013

Malaysia: Anti-D administration after spontaneous miscarriage

The authors concluded that there are insufficient data available to evaluate the practice of anti-D administration in an unsensitised Rh-negative mother after spontaneous miscarriage. From Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

15 May 2013

UK: Health and Safety Executive examines Savita case

An Irish health service team reviewing the case of Savita Halappanavar, the woman who died after a miscarriage, is to meet her widower's representatives.