Journal Online First

The following Online Firsts have been published Does a full bladder assist insertion of intrauterine contraception?: a randomised trial (Cameron, Glasier, Cooper,  Johnstone) Cameron and colleagues set out to answer a simple question: does a full bladder assist insertion of intrauterine contraception? In the world of assisted conception a full bladder had been shown to […]

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SRH News

Education for Choice hightlights misleading pregnancy counselling Education for Choice support young people’s right to informed choice on abortion. They report that Feminist Action Cambridge held a demo in Cambridge city centre to raise awareness of local ‘crisis pregnancy centres’ which they feel are ‘using emotionally manipulative techniques’ and misinformation ‘in order to increase the […]

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Some ‘Online Firsts’ and News

The following papers have been published at http://jfprhc.bmj.com/content/early/recent The financial costs to patients of diagnosing and excluding ectopic pregnancy (Unger et al) In their article, Unger and his colleagues in Edinburgh report on their assessment of an area of patient experience that is not often considered when assessing medical interventions. The financial impact on patients’ […]

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MedFASH celebrates 25 yrs

The Medical Foundation for HIV and Sexual Health is 25 yrs old (rebranded as MEDFASH). Established in 1987 by the BMA, as an independent foundation, with the aim of improving knowledge and understanding of HIV among health professionals it has grown and spread to encompass all aspects of sexual health. As part of this celebration […]

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The Journal – October Issue

Highlights from this issue include: The effects of childhood sexual abuse on women’s lives and their attitudes to cervical screening This commentary by Sarah Kelly is the and available free. Barriers to cervical screening in women who have experienced sexual abuse: an exploratory study This   article by Cadman et al. explores the barriers that […]

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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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The Journal – July Issue

Highlights from this issue include: Norethisterone and VTE risk Diana Mansour’s article previewed at online first and in the 15th June blog. See page 148 Helping women with hirsutism Editor’s Choice article – Stephen Franks provides useful guidance for helping women with this common and often distressing condition. See page 182 US administration’s attitude to […]

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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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Faculty Initiatives & Fitness to Practice

Crucial Issues for Health Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Local Health & Wellbeing Strategies Joint Guidance has been published by FSRH, BASHH, fpa, Brook, BHIVA, MedFASH, NAT, THT & NHIVNA to guide and assist Local Authorities who are preparing to commission sexual & reproductive health & HIV services when local government takes up its new […]

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