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6 February 2014

UK: Abortion and contraceptive failure

Data released by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (bpas) indicates that two thirds (66%) of women having an abortion at its clinics reported using a form of contraception when they conceived.

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.

4 December 2013

Australia: Male pill ‘a step closer’

New research has been reported that might aid the development of a male contraceptive pill.

29 November 2013

Change in advice on EC effectiveness in heavier women

The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill identical to Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will warn women that the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds, Mother Jones reports.

26 September 2013

USA: Post-fertilisation contraception on the horizon

A contraceptive tablet that acts like the morning-after pill but could be taken up to a month after sex is probably scientifically possible and would be welcomed by women, scientists have said.

11 September 2013

UK: Government adviser calls for poor women to be coerced into contraception

Mothers in some large problem families should be taken to the doctors for advice about contraception to stop them having children, Louise Casey, the head of the government's troubled families programme, has said.

18 March 2013

UK: Government publishes ‘A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England’

Ths long-awaited document sets out the government’s ambitions for improving sexual health, in relation to contraception, abortion, STIs, and sex and relationships education.

4 March 2013

USA: An evaluation of a required reproductive health training rotation with opt-out provision

The authors concluded that family medicine residency graduates fully participating in abortion training reported increased provision of most reproductive health services compared to opt-out graduates. From Family Medicine.

4 February 2013

USA: The impact of freedom on fertility decline

From Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

29 September 2012

UK: Call for improved post-natal contraceptive advice

Almost two-thirds of mothers-to-be do not get contraception advice after the birth of their babies, a Mumsnet/BPAS survey has suggested.

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