#DecolonisingContraception – The Importance of Preventing Unethical Practice in SRH and Learning from History

By Annabel Sowemimo  Many times a week when I grab hold of a ‘Sims’ speculum (used in gynecology theatres across the world) I feel a shudder as I think of the legacy of J.Marion Sims, often nicknamed “the father of Gynaecology”. We can thank the many nameless Black American and poor women that Sims operated […]

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Reproductive Health is a Public Health Issue

By Dr Sue Mann. Re-published with permission of FSRH. Dr Sue Mann and colleagues Monica Davison and Alison Hadley provide some background to the new suite of documents on reproductive health to be published by Public Health England (PHE). The documents will define the scope of reproductive health, provide a national overview of the current status […]

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An Interview with Linda Pepper

Linda Pepper is the new patient editor at BMJ SRH. She has been a lay member of RCOG Women’s Network (WN) for 6 years, represented the WN on the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health council and is a lay examiner and assessor for RCOG membership exams. She has dedicated her career to NHS patient […]

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Sexual Function In Childhood Cancer Survivors

Journal readers may be interested to know about a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a cohort study of over two thousand women who had suffered from childhood cancer compared with their female siblings, which demonstrated an excess of psychosexual morbidity in those who had suffered cancer as children. It is known […]

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ESC – 13thCongress and call for applications for project funding

Mark your calendar: 28 till 31 May 2014 Lisbon, Portugal First announcement Check out the first announcement including: programme overview: 8 workshops, 21 congress sessions, 2 debates… abstract submission instructions (deadline 1 December 2013) registration form Register now Please find here an overview of the registration fees. You can now register through the online registration form General […]

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World Contraception Day – 26 September 2013

WCD will be using an umbrella theme for this and future years: ‘Its your life; its your future’. This theme has been chosen as it is forward-looking, positive and empowering. There are 3 sub-themes: Your options: where young people can learn about all the contraceptive options available, using a reliable, unbiased source of information. Your […]

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July Journal published as Impact Factor soars to 2.1!

The July edition of the Journal is now available online and includes: Venous thromboembolism and COCs: an ongoing saga This ongoing controversy recently resulted in the decision of the French authorities to withdraw the combined oral contraceptive (COC) containing ethinylestradiol (EE) and cyproterone acetate (i.e. Diane 35®) from the market. This consensus statement from 26 […]

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Copenhagen Impressions

European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health First Global Conference Highlights of the Congress included: Crown Princess Mary opening the Congress followed by the amazing Copenhagen drummers                                Green contraception – estrogen in water an issue, rating methods for their ‘greenness’: hormones, packaging etc. Lidegaard / Shulman / Dinger – continuing debate on […]

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