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Study identifies barriers to abortion services in developed countries

Study identifies barriers to abortion services in developed countries

A new study published in the Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care finds women in developed countries face significant difficulties when it comes to getting an abortion in early pregnancy, despite developed countries having fewer legal barriers to abortion. Negative attitudes toward abortion from health care providers are one of the main factors […]

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Accidental pregnancies ‘dramatically reduced’ by IUD and implant counseling

Accidental pregnancies ‘dramatically reduced’ by IUD and implant counseling

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, in association with the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, found that, over the course of a year, the number of unintended pregnancies was reduced “dramatically” by training health care workers to counsel young women on the benefits of intrauterine devices and contraceptive […]

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Annual abortion statistics for England and Wales shows scales tipping to medical abortion for the first year ever

Annual abortion statistics for England and Wales shows scales tipping to medical abortion for the first year ever

Official figures released by the Department of Health show that medical abortion – a non-surgical method, where women take pills to end the pregnancy – accounted for more than half (51%) of all terminations in England and Wales for the first year ever. In total 184,571 abortions were performed in 2014 across England and Wales, […]