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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NICE Good Practice Guidance: Patient Group Directions

The Good Practice Guidance for Patient Group Directions has been published today. Better late than never! This guidance provides good practice recommendations for individual people and organisations involved with PGDs, with the aim of ensuring patients receive safe and appropriate care and timely access to medicines, in line with legislation. The preferred way for patients […]

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Fall in abortion rate and other news

Fall in abortion rates continues Abortions carried out on women living in England and Wales fell 2.5% to 185,122 last year, Department of Health figures show. For women aged 15-44, the abortion rate was down 5.4% to 16.5 per 1,000 women – the lowest since 1997. From information included in abortion forms in 2012, almost […]

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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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International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion launches new website

The International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion was launched on the International Day of Action for Women’s Health on 28 May 2012. Now, one year later , it announced the launch of its new website which aims to raise awareness particularly linked to the September 28 Global Day of Action for access to […]

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DH Consultation on publication of abortion statistics

The Department of Health (DH) is proposing changes to the way it publishes abortion statistics for England and Wales, and is seeking the views of commissioners, clinicians, academics and other government departments and special interest groups. The consultation is open until 10 June 2013. The aim of the consultation is to ensure that the abortion […]

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US Judge orders FDA to make Morning-After Pill available over the counter for all

 Judge Strikes Down Age Limits on Morning-After Pill A federal judge has ruled that the Unites States government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and under. The New York Times reported that the decision, on a fraught and politically […]

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