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Monthly archive: June 2013

27 June 2013

June digest: Britain’s Abortion Law - What it says, and why

This month's top stories on Reproductive Review.

27 June 2013

US: Ten-hour filibuster blocks anti-abortion bill

Helped by a marathon speech, Texas Democrats have managed to block a bill that would shut most of the abortion clinics in the state.

26 June 2013

UK: Supreme Court to hear case of ‘conscientious objection’ midwives

The case of two Catholic midwives fighting for the legal right to avoid any involvement in abortion procedures will be heard at the UK’s highest court, it has been announced.

21 June 2013

UK: Highly cited article on home abortion

The article ‘Women’s opinions on the home management of early medical abortion in the UK’, by Patricia A Lohr, Josephine Wade, Laura Riley, Abigail Fitzgibbon, and Ann Furedi, is one of the five most highly cited articles in 2012 from the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

20 June 2013

UK: David Steel attacks ‘repeat’ abortions

A key architect of the Abortion Act has spoken out to warn of the growing ‘problem’ of women having repeat terminations as an alternative to contraception, the Daily Mail reports.

20 June 2013

US: ‘Masturbating fetuses’ claim used to justify abortion restrictions

An anti-abortion US Congressman has argued that the time limit for abortion should be reduced because male fetuses masturbate.

19 June 2013

USA: Bill passed to restrict terminations to under 20 weeks’ gestation

The Republican-controlled US House of Representatives has passed a bill that would introduce strict abortion limits.

19 June 2013

Event report: Abortion, motherhood and the medical profession

The conference ‘Abortion, motherhood and the medical profession’, jointly organised by the Royal Society of Medicine’s Sexuality and Sexual Health Section and British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) on 12 June 2013, aimed to move the discussion of abortion care forward by situating it within the range of reproductive issues and experiences that women may have.

18 June 2013

USA: Progesterone vaginal ring versus vaginal gel for luteal support with IVF

The study set out to compare the efficacy and safety of luteal phase support in IVF with a progesterone (P) vaginal ring or gel (VR or VG). From Fertility and Sterility.

13 June 2013

UK: Interest in new prenatal screening techniques

A new study of non-invasive prenatal screening techniques for Down's syndrome attracted widespread media coverage.