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Abortion, sometimes known as a 'termination of pregnancy,' is the medical process of ending a pregnancy to ensure that it does not end in the birth of a baby. Women have abortions for many reasons, including personal circumstances, a risk to the mother or

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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests that an intake of omega-3 fatty acids - commonly found in fish oil - may improve the biodiversity of the gut microbiota.

Trump's policy changes put women's sexual and reproductive health at risk, argues expert

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

The US political war on women has reached an all-time apex, and women´s health physicians must speak out loudly on their behalf.

Abortion care in the UK is heading towards a crisis, warns expert

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The law is now widely seen as not fit for purpose.Abortion care in the UK is "heading towards a crisis" and reform of the law is just one of the many obstacles that needs to be overcome, argues...

Depression After Abortion: Understanding and Coping

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Having an abortion may be followed by feelings of grief, loss, or regret, which could lead to a type of depression. Learn about the symptoms and treatment.

Increased likelihood of medical interventions for women after implementation of an Ohio abortion law in 2011

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Women who had medication abortions were more likely to require additional interventions following implementation of an Ohio law that required abortion providers to adhere to an outdated protocol...

Baby simulator programs 'increase teen pregnancy risk, not reduce it'

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Instead of lowering the risk of teenage pregnancy, baby simulator-based programs increase pregnancy risk among adolescents, a new study finds.

Zika warnings lead to significant increase in demand for abortions in Latin America

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Health warnings about complications related to Zika virus significantly increased demand for abortions in Latin American countries, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of...

Abortion rates at all-time low in developed countries but remain unchanged in developing countries

Thu, 12 May 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Abortion rates have declined significantly over the last 25 years in developed countries and are at a historic low.

Study estimates number of births and terminations with Down syndrome in Massachusetts

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A multi-institutional research team has estimated for the first time the number of children born with Down syndrome each year in Massachusetts over the past century, along with the numbers of...

More males born to Indian-born women in Canada who already have daughters

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:00:00 PDT

More boys than expected are born to Indian-born women living in Ontario, Canada, who already have two daughters, according to a large study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

'Informed consent' states often give women considering abortions inaccurate information

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Women considering abortions are getting medically inaccurate information nearly a third of the time in states that require doctors to provide informed consent materials to their patients, according...

Texas laws would limit access to abortions and create grave risk to the public health

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 06:00:00 PDT

High Court will hear arguments on Whole Woman's Health v. Cole in March; Decision expected in late June.

New project to help reduce unsafe abortion death rates in disaster zones

Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:00:00 PDT

New research led by Dr Nibedita S Ray-Bennett at the University of Leicester will look into the sexual and reproductive health issues in disaster-prone areas during times of humanitarian crisis.

Advances in fetal medicine outstrip abortion law reform, Australia

Sun, 25 Oct 2015 07:00:00 PDT

Developments in the detection of fetal abnormalities have outstripped Australia's patchworked abortion laws, creating barriers to access for women, according to the authors of an editorial...

Preventive care drops when government cuts close women's health clinics, research says

Thu, 08 Oct 2015 02:00:00 PDT

When women's health clinics close because of government funding cuts aimed at abortion providers, fewer women seek lifesaving preventive care that can identify health threats such as cancer, research...

Teenagers who become pregnant at higher risk of further pregnancies

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 17:00:00 PDT

Nearly a quarter of teenagers in England and Wales who have had an abortion have been pregnant before, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Lack of folic acid enrichment in Europe causes mortality among fetuses

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 PDT

A new international study shows that 5,000 foetuses in Europe annually are affected by spina bifida and other severe defects on the central nervous system.

The global cost of unsafe abortion

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 05:00:00 PDT

Seven million women a year in the developing world are treated in healthcare facilities for complications following unsafe abortion, finds a study published today (19 August) in BJOG: An...

Shorter waiting time and earlier abortions due to abortion pill, Norway

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:00:00 PDT

Nearly all abortions in Norway today are performed with the abortion pill Mifepristone. This has resulted in shorter waiting time, earlier abortions, and the possibility to have abortions at home.

Single interrupted pregnancy may impact later deliveries, new research finds

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 03:00:00 PDT

Tel Aviv University researchers say only one incident of abortion or miscarriage can have repercussions for subsequent pregnanciesIt has been well established that women who have had several...

Abortion: 95% of women do not regret procedure

Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:00:00 PDT

A new study finds no evidence to support the theory that women who have abortions subsequently experience mental health problems as a consequence.

Study identifies barriers to abortion services in developed countries

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers find opposition toward abortion and lack of training among health care providers are among the factors restricting access to the procedure in developed countries.

Accidental pregnancies 'dramatically reduced' by IUD and implant counseling

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PDT

About 50% of all pregnancies in the US are unintended. A new study finds this rate could be reduced by increasing health care training on long-acting reversible contraceptives.

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

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:00:00 PDT

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...

Discovery of a protein capable of regulating DNA repair during sperm formation

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) Department of Cellular Biology, Physiology and Immunology, and the UAB Institute of Biotechnology and Biomedicine, led by Dr Ignasi Roig...