Depo-Provera does not increase fracture risk.

Results from a new study published in the March issue of Obstetrics and Gynaecology demonstrate that the use of depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) does not appear to increase fracture risk. Whilst the use of DMPA reduces serum oestrogen levels and is associated with significant loss of bone mineral density (BMD), this study shows that it […]

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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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The remarkable story of Romanian women’s struggle to manage their fertility

  As mentioned in the previous blog this remarkable story (Editor’s choice in this month’s Journal) documents what can happen when access to abortion is restricted. I include here the graph, from the paper, which shows this so well.   Anne Furedi, Chief Executive of BPAS, writes, in response to the article, The commentary by […]

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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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World AIDS Day 2012 – News

“Getting to Zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero deaths from AIDS-related illness. Zero discrimination” is the theme of World AIDS Day 2012 on 1 December. Life-saving antiretrovirals have reduced new HIV infections and deaths. The 2015 target of 15 million HIV-infected people on antiretroviral medicines worldwide looks more achievable now than ever before.   World […]

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HPV, HIV & UK Sexual Health Awards

Australia Adopts Herd-Immunity Approach in Fight Against HPV On July 12, 2012, Australia took a stand to become the first country to provide coverage of the Gardasil® vaccine to boys between the ages of 12 and 13, through a National Immunization Program-sponsored school-based initiative. In her press release, the minister of health, Tanya Plibersek, stated […]

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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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FIAPAC and ESC Conference Reminders

    There is still time to register for FIAPAC 2012 in Edinburgh – October 19th-20th – Unwanted Pregnancy: A fact of life   ESC – Global Conference – Call for Papers   The First global conference on contraception, reproductive and sexual health will be held in Copenhagen from 22-25th May 2013. The closing date […]

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