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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Abortion Rights in Northern Ireland – Why We Need More Than ‘Paper Rights’

By Naomi Connor ‘Impractical’ was the word that Robin Swann, the Northern Ireland Health Minister, used to describe the inhumane forced travel for women from Northern Ireland (NI) to England in order to seek out abortion care during a pandemic. The stories of pregnant people travelling to England and further afield for abortion care isn’t […]

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Realising the Fragility of Reproductive Rights: Abortion Ban Comes into Force in Poland

By Maria Lewandowska We need to fight for legal and accessible abortion – everywhere. On the 27th of January 2021, after a three-month delay, the verdict of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal from October 2020 has come into force, prohibiting abortion on the ground of fetal anomaly, and effectively banning abortion whatsoever. This decision further restricts […]

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