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22 April 2014

Australia: Challenge to official guidelines on light drinking in pregnancy

A leading pharmacist has warned that some women will consider terminations due to unwarranted fears about the health of their fetuses.


3 April 2014

Supporting women’s pregnancy choices, trusting women to decide

The woman should be at the heart of discussions about abortion, pregnancy and birth. By Jennie Bristow.

21 April 2014

UK: Adoption order made in ‘forced caesarean’ case

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has approved the adoption of the daughter of Alessandra Pacchieri, who gave birth by forced caesarean section in August 2012.

3 April 2014

Protecting pregnancies with a slice of bread

Why we should back flour fortification. By Clare Murphy.

26 March 2014

UK: Guidance calls for emergency contraception to be given in advance of need

New guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), aimed at reducing unwanted teenage pregnancies, states that there should be greater access to emergency contraception, including pills and the IUD (intrauterine device, or coil), and condoms for under-25s.

24 March 2014

Abortion Privacy/Abortion Secrecy: What’s the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Professor Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, will be giving a public lecture at Birmingham Law School on 29 April 2014, hosted by the Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy and the Public Law Research Cluster, Birmingham Law School.

20 March 2014

UK: Add folic acid to flour, urges BPAS

British Pregnancy Advisory Service is urging the government to fortify flour with folic acid to reduce the risk of babies developing defects such as spina bifida.

12 March 2014

USA: Missouri legislates for 72-hour ‘waiting period’

Missouri would become the third state to make women wait three days to have an abortion after seeing a doctor, under legislation passed by the state House on 11 March.

12 March 2014

UK: Study claims to show cost of obesity in pregnancy

Pregnant women who are obese can cost the NHS over a third more than women of healthy weight, a Swansea University study claims.

11 March 2014

UK: Another study on drinking in pregnancy

A study by researchers in Leeds claims that even moderate drinking during the earliest months of pregnancy may be damaging.

8 March 2014

USA: Attitudes toward over-the-counter access to OC among abortion clients

This study aimed to assess whether removing the prescription requirement for oral contraceptives may increase continuation and adoption of this effective method. From Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health.

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