L’IVG par téléconsultation en France : les motivations pendant et au-delà de la pandémie du COVID-19

Par Hazal Atay La crise sanitaire de COVID-19 a révélé de nombreux défis concernant l’accès aux services d’interruption volontaire de grossesse (IVG). Dans le contexte de la pandémie, les politiques publiques d’IVG en France ont changé à de nombreuses reprises. En avril 2020, la France a autorisé l’IVG par téléconsultation jusqu’à 7 semaines de grossesse […]

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Telemedicine abortion in France: Drivers during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

By Hazal Atay The COVID-19 outbreak has posed significant challenges for the provision of abortion care. In the context of the pandemic, national abortion guidelines in France have changed several times. In April 2020, France allowed at-home medical abortion via teleconsultation until 7 weeks of pregnancy (9 weeks of amenorrhea). This measure was adopted in […]

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Non-binary people who use drugs are an underserved group at high risk of harm

By Dr Dean Connolly An ongoing body of work examining alcohol and other drug (substance) use by transgender (trans) people began with a systematic review which sought to report on the prevalence and correlates of substance use in this community. We systematically searched four databases with broad inclusion criteria. More than forty studies were included […]

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Examining the Sexual Health of Medical Residents in Paris

By Dr. Pierre-Emmanuel Cailleaux To date, there is no data available concerning the sexual health of medical residents in France. Therefore, in our paper ‘Paris’ medical residents’ sexual health before the SARS-CoV-2 burden’, we decided to identify the determinants of sexual health in this population. We used a 107-items questionnaire, derived from the last national […]

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Reflections on a Silver Lining

By Dr. Kate Campbell In our paper, ‘Our COVID-19 cloud silver lining’: the initiation and progress of postnatal contraception services during the COVID-19 pandemic in a UK maternity hospital, we describe our experience of starting an immediate postnatal contraceptive service during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The paper demonstrated how an […]

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Book Review – Donor Family Matters: My Story of Raising a Profoundly Gifted Donor-Conceived Child, Redefining Family, and Building the Donor Sibling Registry

By Charlotte Talbot Introduction ‘Donor Family Matters’ is a book by Wendy Kramer that details the founding of the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR). The DSR is a network where people can sign up and find out about their genetically related half siblings, and where consent can be obtained to contact their sperm, egg, or embryo […]

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Acceso universal a servicios de aborto legal y seguro: el eslabón perdido para garantizar los derechos sexuales y reproductivos de mujeres adolescentes en México

Por Biani Saavedra y Blair G. Darney México está conformado por 32 Estados y cada uno establece de manera autónoma sus leyes y reglamentos. El aborto se regula a través de los códigos penales estatales, por lo tanto, el derecho de las mujeres al aborto legal y seguro está sujeto a su lugar de residencia. […]

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Universal access to safe and legal abortion care: the missing link to guarantee the sexual and reproductive rights of adolescent women in Mexico

By Biani Saavedra and Blair G. Darney Mexico is made up of 32 states, each with the autonomy to establish their own laws. Abortion is regulated via state penal codes and thus a woman’s rights to legal and safe abortion is tied to her place of residence. In 2007, Mexico City decriminalized abortion up to […]

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New telemedicine abortion research puts patient voices front and centre

By Louise McCudden ‘Acceptability of no-test medical abortion provided via telemedicine: analysis of patient-reported outcomes’ is the latest in a growing body of evidence highlighting the benefits of telemedicine abortion. This paper by Dr Jonathan Lord, Chelsey Porter and Kathryn Church from MSI Reproductive Choices UK describes not only the clinical benefits but also patient […]

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There’s the IUD, but can it be provided conveniently to women after medical abortion?

By Deborah Constant, Margit Endler, Daniel Grossman, Gregory Petro and Malika Patel Termed “forgettable contraception” as it only requires attention every 5-10 years, the intrauterine device (IUD) is a highly effective long-acting method and has potential to liberate women and girls from the hassle of frequent method administration required by short term methods. In high […]

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