New Guidance From DoH On Abortion Provision

New guidance was issued today by the Department of Health in relation to the provision of abortions in England and Wales. Following an independent, covert investigation by the UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph, concern was raised that abortion was being provided in the UK out with the provisions of the Abortion Act, andwhich would obviously […]

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Online First – August

The following papers have been published this month at http://jfprhc.bmj.com/content/early/recent More than poverty: disruptive events among women having abortions in the USA (Jones) We are all aware that poverty is associated with abortion but how many of us knew that bad (or disruptive) life events also play a major role? The research by Jones et […]

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New Resources

  WHO Guidance – Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems The second edition of this guidance has now been published and is available from:  http://extranet.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/70914/1/9789241548434_eng.pdf   RCOG – The Initial Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain,  (Green-top 41) New guidance published in May available from: http://www.rcog.org.uk/womens-health/clinical-guidance/initial-management-chronic-pelvic-pain-green-top-41 RCN – SDI and IUT Accreditation Guidance […]

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Abortion & STI data published

WHO updated policy on safe abortion The WHO has announced the iminent publication of the second edition of ‘Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems’ http://www.who.int/reproductivehealth/publications/unsafe_abortion/9789241548434/en/ DH releases abortion statistics, England & Wales: 2011 The main findings of the newly released abortion statistics are: •    The total number of abortions was 189,931, 0.2% […]

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SRH Reports from around the globe

International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion The ICMA have launched a new international campaign for women’s right to safe abortion. Individuals and organisations are invited to join the campaign in advance of 28 May, the International Day of Action for Women’s Health. To read more and to register support go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CHH62F5 UNFPA […]

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NHS flouts national guidance on contraception as cuts bite:

new audit reveals shocking truth as 3.2m women face restrictions in access to contraceptives or services A new audit of the commissioning of contraceptive and abortion services in England has revealed a stark picture of inequality in women’s healthcare, with a third of women of reproductive age unable to choose from the full range of […]

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Journal highlights – April issue

This quarter’s Journal includes the following: Redefinition of women’s health care Last year the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists published ‘High Quality Women’s Health Care: a Proposal for Change’ that proposed a radical change to the structure of UK women’s health services. Andrew Horne and Johannes Bitzer discuss this exciting document from both a […]

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CQC visits to Abortion clinics announced to media ahead of providers

This report from Jennie Bristow (editor, Abortion Review) 23 March 2012 UK: Health Secretary launches shock wave of inspections on abortion clinics The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, yesterday announced to the UK media that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) would be carrying out a series of ‘unannounced inspections’ on abortion clinics throughout the UK to […]

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

“This International Women’s Day, the world’s women have much to celebrate: maternal mortality rates are declining after years of stagnation; the importance of maternal health is receiving unprecedented attention; and one solution in our efforts to save women’s lives during childbirth, misoprostol, is gaining significant traction globally. But we have further to go for the […]

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America and abortion

America finds itself in the throes of abortion furore again – in real life and virtually. In a case that could potentially have long term consequences (whatever the result) in the same way as the Roe v Wade landmark legal decision did in 1973 Jennie McCormack’s fight is set to make its way up through […]

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