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4 June 2015

UK: Once-a-month pill thwarted by abortion law

A new survey conducted for British Pregnancy Advisory Service has found that 48% of women would consider a once-a-month pill to stop development of early pregnancy. But archaic abortion laws stand in its way.

20 May 2015

An International Summit on Reproductive Choice

At the Lisbon 2014 summit, more than 70 advocates, service providers and academics from across the globe discussed how best to defend and advance women’s reproductive choices. This publication offers perspectives on thorny issues such as later abortion, fetal pain, sex selection and fetal anomaly.

7 August 2014

UK: Breaking the taboo of abortion on TV and film

Although most Britons are in favour of a woman’s right to choose, abortion has been ignored by film-makers – until now, writes Gillian Orr in the Independent.

28 July 2014

UK: Contraceptive needs of new mothers

A quarter of new mothers resume sex by 6 weeks, research by British Pregnancy Advisory Service shows.

27 June 2014

Canada: IUD device insertions - which variables matter?

Many factors are suspected to influence the intrauterine device (IUD) insertion process. This study sought to examine the effects of a few key variables on IUD insertion tolerability, complications and follow-up issues.

11 June 2014

USA: Study reveals differences in contraception priorities

A survey published in the recent issue of the journal Contraception has found that women are more concerned to know about the side effects of contraceptive methods, while healthcare providers are more keen to discuss how the method is used.

14 May 2014

UK: Fertility misconceptions leading to unwanted pregnancies among older women

Messages about the difficulties older women may face conceiving are leading to unwanted pregnancies among this age group, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service warns.

26 March 2014

UK: Guidance calls for emergency contraception to be given in advance of need

New guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), aimed at reducing unwanted teenage pregnancies, states that there should be greater access to emergency contraception, including pills and the IUD (intrauterine device, or coil), and condoms for under-25s.

8 March 2014

USA: Attitudes toward over-the-counter access to OC among abortion clients

This study aimed to assess whether removing the prescription requirement for oral contraceptives may increase continuation and adoption of this effective method. From Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

11 February 2014

USA: Row over pharmacists and Plan B

A New York Times article on 7 February asked, 'What Unhealthy Products Should CVS Stop Selling?' - and the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggested emergency contraception. Pro-choice advocates have issued a strong response.

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