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Monthly archive: December 2013

22 December 2013

Spain: Government approves restrictive abortion law

Protests have broken out this weekend over the government's approval of a law that will permit abortion only in cases of rape, serious mental or physical risks to the mother, or life-threatening fetal anomalies.

19 December 2013

December digest: The barrier to abortion is politics

This month’s top stories on Reproductive Review.

18 December 2013

The barrier to abortion is politics

Insofar as abortion is a problem today, it is a matter of its politics, not its practice, writes Ann Furedi in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

18 December 2013

UK: National survey challenges assumptions about sex and pregnancy

The third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) reveals major changes in sexual behaviour over the past century, including earlier onset of sexual activity, increasing numbers of older people who are sexually active, a closing of the gap between men and women, and weakened links between sex and reproduction.

16 December 2013

Australia: The medical management of missed miscarriage

The authors concluded that the medical management of missed miscarriage on an outpatient basis is safe and effective. From Medical Journal of Australia.

12 December 2013

Canada: Understanding the pregnancy decision-making process among couples seeking induced abortion

The authors note that the role of partners in the abortion experience is complex and poorly understood. This study sought to examine how women and their partners navigate the pregnancy decision-making process. From Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.

12 December 2013

UK: Women’s experiences of maternity care

A survey by the Care Quality Commission reveals the concerns held by a number of women about the care they received during labour and birth.

11 December 2013

USA: Perceptions of susceptibility to pregnancy among women obtaining abortions

From Social Science and Medicine.

6 December 2013

UK: BPAS Christmas campaign highlights contraceptive needs of over-30s

Christmas presents aren't the only thing women in their 30s and 40s may be receiving this year - it's the time of year they are most at risk of an unplanned pregnancy.

5 December 2013

Forced C-sections and stolen babies

The Alessandra Pacchieri case looks like the 'stuff of nightmares', but the problems it highlights are real. By Jennie Bristow.