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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.

28 September 2012

USA: Immediate postabortion intrauterine device insertion: continuation and satisfaction

The authors concluded that follow-up of women undergoing immediate postabortion IUD insertion is challenging; however, women choosing immediate postabortion IUD had high rates of continuation and satisfaction. From Women’s Health Issues.

17 May 2012

Event: Debating the gap between policy and practice

The BPAS conference ‘Pills in Practice’, held at London’s Royal Society of Medicine on 11 May 2012, brought together renowned speakers from Britain, Europe and America to discuss how abortion and contraception policy can best meet the needs of women in the 21st century.

27 April 2012

UK: Make the pill available over the counter, recommends NHS report

The contraceptive pill should be available at pharmacies without a GP prescription, including to some under-16s, suggests a study by NHS South East London.

26 April 2012

UK: Contraceptive services not reaching all women, audit finds

A new audit of the commissioning of contraceptive and abortion services in England has revealed that a third of women of reproductive age are unable to choose from the full range of contraceptives or services in their local area.

26 April 2012

France: Contraceptive paths of adolescent women undergoing an abortion

This study found that although most teens switch to more effective methods of contraception after an abortion, only a minority receives a prescription for a long-acting method. From Journal of Adolescent Health.

6 February 2012

UK: A ‘fast-track’ referral service for intrauterine contraception following early medical abortion

This study found that only half the women fast-tracked for intrauterine contraception actually attended and these tended to be women who were pre-existing clients of the family planning clinic. From Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care.

20 January 2012

New Zealand: Impact of long-acting reversible contraception on return for repeat abortion

The objective of the study was to determine the rate of return for repeat abortion in relation to postabortion contraceptive method choice 24 months onward from an intervention study. From American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

10 January 2012

Commentary: Is abortion and contraception policy meeting women’s needs?

By Jennie Bristow, Editor, Abortion Review.

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