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Make emergency contraception available in stores

Make emergency contraception available in stores

Breaking News, Health, Medical, NHS
A report has been released advising government to sell the morning-after pill and abortion pills in health retailers without consultation The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has stated in their 'Better for women' report that access to emergency contraceptive pills and abortion pills is currently too difficult for women in England. The report asked for easy access to reliable information on women’s health and to contraception, abortion and fertility services. The RCOG highlighted that if current system remained unchanged, the rate of unplanned pregnancies, abortions and poor parent experiences will not decrease. "Pregnancy should occur if and when women want to be pregnant," the report further stated. The Department of Health and Social Care released a r
Contraceptive Funds Cut: Warning over unwanted pregnancies

Contraceptive Funds Cut: Warning over unwanted pregnancies

DontUse, Health, ReportingWeek2
Council cuts to contraception pills could lead to an increase in unwanted pregnancies and abortions, research reveals. Public clinics offering women contraception are closing down or reducing their opening hours due to the Whitehall cuts to local council’s public health budgets. According to The Advisory Group on Contraception (AGC) research, cuts to contraception could mean “more unplanned pregnancies and abortions” This research came after government’s announcement regarding public health cuts of more than £800m over six years. The findings according to data obtained under Freedom of Information by AGC prompted warnings from sexual health experts regarding an increase in abortions. Councils have started to reduce their contraceptive services and may continue to do so. Natika H

Fighting to decriminalise abortion

DontUse, Health, News, Politics
The We Trust Women Campaign: the case for decriminalising abortion was held Tuesday 15th March at Conway Hall. The current law states that two doctors have to authorise an abortion in the UK. We Trust Women suggested that public opinion has moved on. The all female panel of six were campaigning for the protection and expansion of abortion rights across the UK and Northern Ireland. The panel included Ann Furedi of bpas, Sam Smethers Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society and Dianne Munday, pioneering campaigner for the 1967 Abortion Act and former general secretary of the Abortion Law Reform Association in the 1960’s. Goretti Horgan, Alliance for Choice Northern Ireland and Naomi Philips, British Humanist Association (BHA) also joined the panel. Abortion and Criminal Law “T
Should sex education be an election priority?

Should sex education be an election priority?

Health, Student
Britain still has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Western Europe, despite a 25 per cent fall in the last decade. Reporters Indraja Gugle and Sonal Gupta speak to one young adult who had an unplanned pregnancy as a teenager and asked sexual healthcare provider, Marie Stopes International, why sex and relationship education is so important. Sub editor: Kait Borsay / Deeksha Sharma Balancing their studies and extra-curricular activities, teenagers have to learn how to navigate the path between adolescence and adulthood. Amidst the competition with their peers and embarrassing parents, a baby bump is probably the last thing you’d want to add to the list. In 2007, 42,000 young girls aged 15-17 conceived. By 2012, the number went down to 27,900, according to the latest figures b