The remarkable story of Romanian women’s struggle to manage their fertility

  As mentioned in the previous blog this remarkable story (Editor’s choice in this month’s Journal) documents what can happen when access to abortion is restricted. I include here the graph, from the paper, which shows this so well.   Anne Furedi, Chief Executive of BPAS, writes, in response to the article, The commentary by […]

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Some ‘Online Firsts’ and News

The following papers have been published at http://jfprhc.bmj.com/content/early/recent The financial costs to patients of diagnosing and excluding ectopic pregnancy (Unger et al) In their article, Unger and his colleagues in Edinburgh report on their assessment of an area of patient experience that is not often considered when assessing medical interventions. The financial impact on patients’ […]

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World AIDS Day 2012 – News

“Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero deaths from AIDS-related illness. Zero discrimination” is the theme of World AIDS Day 2012 on 1 December. Life-saving antiretrovirals have reduced new HIV infections and deaths. The 2015 target of 15 million HIV-infected people on antiretroviral medicines worldwide looks more achievable now than ever before.   World […]

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HPV, HIV & UK Sexual Health Awards

Australia Adopts Herd-Immunity Approach in Fight Against HPV On July 12, 2012, Australia took a stand to become the first country to provide coverage of the Gardasil® vaccine to boys between the ages of 12 and 13, through a National Immunization Program-sponsored school-based initiative. In her press release, the minister of health, Tanya Plibersek, stated […]

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The Journal – October Issue

Highlights from this issue include: The effects of childhood sexual abuse on women’s lives and their attitudes to cervical screening This commentary by Sarah Kelly is the and available free. Barriers to cervical screening in women who have experienced sexual abuse: an exploratory study This   article by Cadman et al. explores the barriers that […]

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FIAPAC and ESC Conference Reminders

    There is still time to register for FIAPAC 2012 in Edinburgh – October 19th-20th – Unwanted Pregnancy: A fact of life   ESC – Global Conference – Call for Papers   The First global conference on contraception, reproductive and sexual health will be held in Copenhagen from 22-25th May 2013. The closing date […]

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WHY ORGANISE SOMETHING FOR 28 SEPTEMBER?

International Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion  The April 2012 advisory group meeting of the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion called on everyone who has endorsed the Campaign to celebrate 28 September – this year and every year.  1. Why 28 September? This day of action has its origin in […]

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Sept 26th World Contraception Day

Your Future. Your Choice. Your Contraception.   WCD 2012 focuses on empowering young people to think ahead and build contraception into their plans, in order to prevent an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection (STI). World Contraception Day (WCD) takes place on September 26 every year. This annual worldwide campaign centres around a vision for […]

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40 years of innovation in sexual and reproductive health

WHO – 40 years of innovation in sexual and reproductive health A comment piece in The Lancet by past and present directors of WHO’s Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) discusses the achievements of the Programme since it was established in 1972. Online First – Evaluation of a community pharmacy delivered oral contraception service “Anything for the […]

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