From the journals
12 December 2013Canada: 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.
11 December 2013USA: Perceptions of susceptibility to pregnancy among women obtaining abortions
From Social Science and Medicine.
4 December 2013Australia: Male pill ‘a step closer’
New research has been reported that might aid the development of a male contraceptive pill.
29 November 2013Teenage pregnancies in the European Union
This was a study of cross-country and regional variations and trends in reported teenage pregnancies in the context of legislation and youth sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in Europe. From Acta Obstetricia Gynecologica Scandinavica.
20 November 2013Australia: Precarious employment and later motherhood
The longer a woman stays in casual work the less likely she is to have given birth by 35, a University of Adelaide study shows.
11 October 2013USA: A statement on abortion by 100 professors of obstetrics - 40 years later
From the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
9 September 2013Australia: The medical management of missed miscarriage
This study set out to report the prospective outcomes of medical management of missed miscarriage before 13 weeks' gestation from an Australian cohort. From Medical Journal of Australia.
4 September 2013USA: Predictors of abortion counselling receipt and helpfulness
This study sought to investigate individual- and facility-level factors that influenced women's reports of receiving abortion counselling and the helpfulness of counselling. From Women's Health Issues.
21 August 2013USA: Dilation before surgical abortion
This study set out to compare the efficacy and acceptability of buccal misoprostol or a synthetic osmotic cervical dilator for cervical preparation before same-day late first-trimester and early second-trimester surgical abortion. From Obstetrics and Gynecology.
16 July 2013USA: Mifepristone-misoprostol dosing interval and effect on induction abortion times
The objective of this systematic review was to examine the effect of the interval between mifepristone and misoprostol administration on induction time (first misoprostol dose to abortion), total procedure time (mifepristone administration to abortion), and safety and efficacy in second-trimester induction abortion (13-24 weeks). From Obstetrics and Gynecology.