International Surrogacy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 By Anna Nelson @Anna_Nelson95 This blog examines the implications of the current COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen unprecedented restrictions placed upon citizens across the globe, for international surrogacy.  It concludes that while the pandemic does indeed pose some novel issues – such as the potential for babies born to surrogates who live abroad during this […]

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COVID-19 and Abortion Care Update: Department of Health and Social Care “Error”

Elizabeth Chloe Romanis, Jordan Parsons, and Nathan Hodson In an unprecedented move, yesterday the Department of Health and Social Care liberalised restrictions on abortion care in England only to revoke that decision hours later. This returned the legal position for abortion provision back to that stated in the approval order of the Secretary of State […]

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COVID-19 and Remote Access to Abortion Care: An Update

Elizabeth Chloe Romanis, Jordan Parsons and Nathan Hodson Today, the Department of Health and Social Care announced that a temporary change in the law allowing women in England to access abortion entirely remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The approval order allows women to be prescribed abortion medications remotely and take both early medical abortion medications […]

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COVID-19 and abortion care: why we need remote access to reproductive health services

by Elizabeth Chloe Romanis and Jordan Parsons At the end of 2018 the Department of Health announced that in England, following measures implemented earlier in Scotland and Wales, it would become legal for pregnant women to take misoprostol, the second of the two abortion pills at home. Before this, women were required to attend an […]

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We failed to meet HIV treatment and family planning goals for 2020: now what?

 By Erin Rogers, MPH; Kristin Wall, PhD; Rob Stephenson, PhD Although several international stakeholders, including the United Nations and Family Planning 2020, led the fight to end the HIV and unintended pregnancy epidemics across low and middle-income countries by 2020, we fell short of recognizing these goals. Our recent editorial in BMJ Sexual and Reproductive […]

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