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22 July 2014

UK: Couples travel for IVF

Some British couples are having IVF treatment in America to select the sex of their child, an IVF doctor has said; and more choose to have a girl than a boy.


14 July 2014

The campaign against mythical sex-selective abortion

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

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.

14 July 2014

Norway: Sex ratios of children born to Indian immigrants

This study found that contrary to findings from earlier periods, Indian-born women in Norway gave birth to more girls than boys of higher order in the period 2006-2012. From BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.

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

USA: D&E training in maternal-fetal medicine fellowships

Many maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists provide dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedures for their patients with fetal or obstetric complications. This study describes the D&E training opportunities that are available to MFM trainees during their fellowship. From American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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.

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