From the journals
24 November 2014Canada: New study finds variation in abortion access and method
The early findings of a 2012 survey, presented in Quebec City and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, suggests access to abortion services vary widely depending on province, and whether a woman resides in a rural or urban area.
14 July 2014Norway: Sex ratios of children born to Indian immigrants
This study found that contrary to findings from earlier periods, Indian-born women in Norway gave birth to more girls than boys of higher order in the period 2006-2012. From BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.
2 July 2014USA: D&E training in maternal-fetal medicine fellowships
Many maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists provide dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedures for their patients with fetal or obstetric complications. This study describes the D&E training opportunities that are available to MFM trainees during their fellowship. From American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
2 July 2014South Africa: Abortion and the regulation of the medical profession under apartheid
From Medical History.
27 June 2014Canada: 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.
26 June 2014USA: ‘Paternity balancing’
The authors note that gestational carriers and egg donors have been used by 'traditional' and now increasingly, gay couples. Three gay male couples, all using egg donors and gestational carriers with semen from both partners, had triplets. All desired reductions to twins for the standard medical indications, but requested, if reasonably possible, to have twins with one fathered by each partner. From Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy.
17 June 2014Denmark: Prenatal antidepressant exposure and risk of spontaneous abortion
This study set out to estimate the risk of spontaneous abortion after use of antidepressant medication during pregnancy. PLoS One.
5 June 2014Israel: Fetal exposure to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and spontaneous abortions
The authors concluded that they found no increased risk of spontaneous abortion following exposure to NSAIDs. From Canadian Medical Association Journal.
4 June 2014Denmark: Improving reproductive long-term prognosis for women with a first ectopic pregnancy
This study set out to describe developments in reproductive long-term prognosis in women with a first ectopic pregnancy as compared with two control cohorts. From Acta Obstetricia Gynecologica Scandinavica.
20 May 2014USA: Understanding why women seek abortions
The authors note that the current political climate with regards to abortion in the US, along with the economic recession may be affecting women's reasons for seeking abortion. From BMC Women's Health.