Devolution and Termination of Pregnancy: Principles and Practice

The British Parliament is currently debating the Scotland Bill within the House of Lords, legislation that is designed to expand the powers devolved to the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood. Within this Bill, is the proposal to revoke the segment which prohibits Scotland from making legislation about abortion, essentially making this a devolved matter, as it […]

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Interview With MSP Jean Urquhart

Readers, in particular those in Scotland, may have read about the recent opening of a consultation to decriminalise sex work in Scotland. This Bill, Prostitution Law Reform (Scotland) Bill, is the first stage of an attempt to pass this legislation through the Scottish Parliament. Currently, in Scotland, the issue of sex working is covered by […]

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Web-App Review: Petals

Ground breaking-anonymity features, and well-presented information, but needs to follow through. Petals is an online web application, developed by Coventry University, which aims to provide information and assistance to those who wish to know more about, or who are at risk of, FGM. Using the site is fairly straightforward. Accessed through the Petals homepage, it […]

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Peer Reviewers Wanted

The Journal is seeking new peer reviewers. This would involve occasional work reviewing submitted papers for acceptance and advising on any final fine-tuning which needs to take place. This is done online, and reviewers can claim CPD using this work. If you would like further information, please contact info.jfprhc@bmj.com. […]

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ellaOne® (ulipristal acetate) training roadshows

HRA Pharma UK has announced that, now that ellaOne® is available in UK Pharmacy without prescription, it will be launching a comprehensive training programme to support the introduction into pharmacy. Part of this programme includes seven interactive workshops which will take place at venues across the UK. These workshops will provide a summary of information […]

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European Commission confirms EC access

The European Commission, in a historic ruling, has confirmed the authorisation of the emergency contraceptive, ellaOne® (ulipristal acetate, 30mg), to be accessible direct from pharmacies without the need for a prescription from a doctor. This is the first ever decision of its type regarding any oral contraceptive product applicable to all EU member states, according […]

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