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17 July 2014

UK: Average age of motherhood reaches 30 for first time

New data from the Office for National Statistics indicates the continued trend towards older motherhood, and a fall in the birth rate.


23 June 2014

USA: The new challenges to the prochoice movement

The anti-choice movement has shifted its focus from making abortion illegal to making it inaccessible. Abortion remains legal in all 50 states - but a woman’s access is now largely dependent on where she lives, writes Vicki Saporta, President and CEO of the U.S. National Abortion Federation.

14 July 2014

The campaign against mythical sex-selective abortion

What we can learn from America. By Jennie Bristow, editor, Reproductive Review.

14 July 2014

The CO debate: ‘Conscientious Objection’ is still dishonourable disobedience

An article by Joyce Arthur and Christian Fiala arguing 'Why We Need to Ban "Conscientious Objection" in Reproductive Health Care' provoked much discussion. Here, Arthur and Fiala respond to their critics.

14 July 2014

UK: Wales lags behind on antenatal screening

A new screening test for Down's syndrome is still not available across the Welsh NHS, six years after guidelines said it should be, BBC News Online reports.

11 July 2014

Poland: Doctor dismissed for refusing abortion

A Polish doctor who refused on faith grounds to perform an abortion on a woman has been dismissed, Warsaw's mayor says.

3 July 2014

Ireland: Department of Health releases abortion guidelines

Detailed guidance on the circumstances in which a woman may legally have an abortion – when there is a real and substantial threat to her life – have been circulated to some health professionals.

2 July 2014

Q&A – What if you don’t breastfeed your baby?

The health benefits of breastfeeding tend to be presented as overwhelming, and imply that formula feeding will cause health problems. But the evidence shows a far less drastic difference between breastfed and formula-fed babies.

1 July 2014

UK: Fathers’ involvement in childbirth

Ninety-five per cent of men now attend the birth of their baby, research commissioned by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service shows.

1 July 2014

UK: Parliamentarians discuss response to anti-choice tactics

British Pregnancy Advisory Service on 24 June held a Parliamentary briefing about the impact of the intensification of anti-abortion campaigns upon the work of doctors.

23 June 2014

UK: Breastfeeding wars: is breast really best?

Bryony Gordon writes in the Sunday Telegraph.

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