WHY ORGANISE SOMETHING FOR 28 SEPTEMBER?

International Day of Action for the Decriminalisation of Abortion  The April 2012 advisory group meeting of the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion called on everyone who has endorsed the Campaign to celebrate 28 September – this year and every year.  1. Why 28 September? This day of action has its origin in […]

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Sept 26th World Contraception Day

Your Future. Your Choice. Your Contraception.   WCD 2012 focuses on empowering young people to think ahead and build contraception into their plans, in order to prevent an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infection (STI). World Contraception Day (WCD) takes place on September 26 every year. This annual worldwide campaign centres around a vision for […]

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40 years of innovation in sexual and reproductive health

WHO – 40 years of innovation in sexual and reproductive health A comment piece in The Lancet by past and present directors of WHO’s Human Reproduction Programme (HRP) discusses the achievements of the Programme since it was established in 1972. Online First – Evaluation of a community pharmacy delivered oral contraception service “Anything for the […]

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Online First – August

The following papers have been published this month at http://jfprhc.bmj.com/content/early/recent More than poverty: disruptive events among women having abortions in the USA (Jones) We are all aware that poverty is associated with abortion but how many of us knew that bad (or disruptive) life events also play a major role? The research by Jones et […]

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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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CASH at the Olympics 2012

  It has been slightly difficult to find original links between sexual health and the current obsession with the Olympics. Pointing out the obvious – thousands of fit (very), young (mostly) and health (hopefully) bodies all together in a large compound in England’s green (one advantage of all that rain) and pleasant capital – seems […]

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Fertility Issues

IVF twins: buy one get one free? (Mittal)  (published online 18 July) The aim of IVF treatment should be to achieve a full-term singleton birth. This article explores the tensions that exist between IVF provision and the elective single embryo transfer (eSET) policy. The authors present a balanced contemporary review describing why twin pregnancies are […]

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European Consortium for Emergency contraception launched at ESC in Athens

The European Consortium for Emergency contraception (ECEC) was launched in Athens on June 21st at the 12th Congress of the European Society for Contraception and Reproductive Health. Why a European Consortium on EC, now? Access to emergency contraception (EC) is unequal across the region. Absence of a harmonised evidence-based approach to EC recommendations. Current changes […]

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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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APPG Inquiry reveals shocking findings ahead of World Summit

Yesterday saw the release of the report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on SRH in the UK following an investigation into restrictions to access of contraceptive services in the UK. Their report: ‘ Healthy Women Healthy Lives’ shows evidence of women being actively restricted from services and methods, with the over 25s bearing the […]

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