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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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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Fertility Issues

IVF twins: buy one get one free? (Mittal)  (published online 18 July) The aim of IVF treatment should be to achieve a full-term singleton birth. This article explores the tensions that exist between IVF provision and the elective single embryo transfer (eSET) policy. The authors present a balanced contemporary review describing why twin pregnancies are […]

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APPG Inquiry reveals shocking findings ahead of World Summit

Yesterday saw the release of the report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on SRH in the UK following an investigation into restrictions to access of contraceptive services in the UK. Their report: ‘ Healthy Women Healthy Lives’ shows evidence of women being actively restricted from services and methods, with the over 25s bearing the […]

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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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All Party Parliamentary Group launches enquiry into restrictions in access to contraceptive services.

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the UK (APPGSRH) has launched an inquiry and call for evidence into restrictions in access to contraceptive services. Examples have already been seen of commissioners cutting prescribing budgets for contraceptive methods to meet targets for savings, with consequences for choice and public health outcomes. In addition […]

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The UK Sexual Health Awards 2012 winners announced

The celebration, hosted by Nitin Ganatra (Eastenders), to mark the hard work and dedication of people involved in sexual health across the UK took place at Troxy, London. Celebrities, including Janet Ellis, Zoe Margolis, Sharon Marshall, Johnny Partridge and our own Susan Quilliam and Alison Hadley were in attendance to show support and present awards 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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