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Senator defends statement on breast cancer link to abortion

Senator defends statement on breast cancer link to abortion

CABINET minister Eric Abetz says his views on a link between abortion and breast cancer have been misrepresented in media reports, and he was cut off during a Thursday night TV interview.

One in four pregnancies end in abortion: report

One in four pregnancies end in abortion: report

UNPLANNED pregnancies and contraception are still major issues across Australia with a new report estimating an abortion rate of almost one in four pregnancies.

Women’s abortion rights will not be reduced: Vic govt

THE Victorian government has ruled out supporting any legislation likely to reduce women’s abortion rights, following controversy over doctors’ ability to exercise conscientious objections to the procedure.

Objecting doctors need to inform patients

GPs who want to conscientiously object to a medical procedure should ensure the patient has sufficient information to allow them to exercise their right to see another doctor.

Patient rights must be preserved if doctor makes conscientious objection

GPs wishing to exercise a conscientious objection to a requested medical procedure have been advised to ensure the patient involved has sufficient information enabling them to exercise their right to see another doctor.

Abortion lobby group slams ‘deserve to die’ comment

Abortion lobby group slams ‘deserve to die’ comment

THE lobby group behind renewed efforts to amend Victorian abortion laws has distanced itself from claims one of its GP members publicly argued that women who seek terminations deserved to die.

Anti-abortion doctors’ group distances itself from GP

Anti-abortion doctors’ group distances itself from GP

THE lobby group behind renewed efforts to amend Victorian abortion laws has distanced itself from claims one of its GP members publicly argued that women who seek terminations deserved to die.

Doc’s abortion objection firmly supported

Doc’s abortion objection firmly supported

A MELBOURNE GP’s decision not to refer a woman seeking an abortion at 19 weeks due to the fetus’s gender is supported by the majority of MO readers.

Experts back greater use of IUDs, implants

FAMILY planning experts are calling for increased prescribing of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) to cut unintended pregnancy and abortion rates.

GP counts the cost of deadly bushfire

A GP practising at the centre of devastating NSW bushfires says that while few people were seriously injured, the long-term psychological damage may be far more serious and many people are likely to leave the area for good.

Docs fight to act with conscience

Docs fight to act with conscience

DOCTORS seeking an amendment to Victorian abortion laws have launched a petition arguing that current legislation forces those who have a moral objection to act against their conscience.

I’ll face deregistration and follow my conscience: GP

I’ll face deregistration and follow my conscience: GP

THE Melbourne GP under investigation for refusing to refer a woman requesting an abortion at 19 weeks due to the fetus’s gender is prepared to be deregistered over his right to follow his conscience.

Late-term abortion doc struck off

AUSTRALIAN women seeking late-term abortions will be without a practitioner for 12 months after a tribunal cancelled the registration of the only doctor offering the service for inappropriate prescribing.

Australia’s only late-term abortion doctor has registration cancelled

AUSTRALIAN women seeking late-term abortions will be without a practitioner for a year after a tribunal cancelled the registration of the only doctor offering the service for inappropriate prescribing.

Medical abortion drug on PBAC agenda

MEDICAL abortion could become government funded if an application by Marie Stopes for PBS listing of mifepristone and misoprostol is successful.

Medical abortion claims first Australian death

AUSTRALIA has recorded its first death related to the use of mifepristone for medical abortion.

Suddenly single take more sexual risks

A RELATIONSHIP breakup may have important health implications, with a study showing those newly single are at three times the risk of contracting an STI and twice as likely to have an abortion. In a random sample sexual behaviour survey of 4800 women and 4000 men aged 18–44 years, about a third of those who were sexually active had experienced a breakup in the past five years. The French study found 3% of the individuals in the breakup cohort tested positive for chlamydia, compared with 1% whose relationship status had not changed. Women who had separated  ...

Top 10 - A year living on the edge

It’s been a tumultuous year on the political scene. MO counts down the major events of 2010.

Claims court acquittal virtually ‘legalises’ medical abortion

THE acquittal of a Cairns couple last week on abortion-related charges has effectively decriminalised the use of mifepristone (RU-486) in Queensland, two leading gynaecologists have claimed.   Last week a Cairns District Court jury took less than an hour to find Tegan Simone Leach, 21, and Sergie Brennan, 22, not guilty of procuring an abortion and supplying drugs to procure an abortion. Cairns-based gynaecologists Dr Caroline de Costa and Dr Michael Carrette said that, according to legal advice they received, the acquittal of the pair had also served to strengthen the limited defence in the Queensland code ...

Thousands of women now choosing medical abortion

INCREASING numbers of women are choosing to medically terminate their pregnancies, with more than 2600 using mifepristone in 2009. According to the TGA figures, only 227 women underwent medical abortion in 2008, but now some 81 doctors around Australia are authorised to prescribe mifepristone. The growing preference for  medical abortion with mifepristone (plus misoprostol) has been revealed as a new survey confirms broad support by GPs for women’s right to abortion. The survey of 517 GPs, conducted for abortion provider Marie Stopes International Australia, found 87% felt termination services should be available to all women. ...

GP reprimanded for false statement over illegal abortion

A GP and sedation doctor has been reprimanded by the NSW Medical Tribunal for providing a false statement to the Medical Board in relation to an illegal abortion preformed by deregistered doctor Suman Sood. In 2002, Dr Richard Allen, who worked with Ms Sood at the Australian Women’s Health Clinic in Fairfield, signed a statement for Ms Sood to use at a Medical Board inquiry into the abortion. In 2006 Ms Sood was found guilty of unlawfully administering a drug to procure a miscarriage. Ms Sood denied she had administered the drug and had offered to refer ...

British television ads promote abortion

BRITAIN'S first-ever television ads mentioning abortion go to air next month, provoking condemnation from anti-abortion groups, AAP reports. Marie Stopes International, which runs abortion clinics across Britain, announced the campaign will run on Channel 4 until the end of June.  The ads will provide information on unplanned pregnancy and abortion and ask viewers “Are you late?”, referring to women who have missed their period. The ads will direct viewers to Marie Stopes International’s 24-hour telephone helpline, which received 350,000 calls last year.  Anti-abortion groups have sharply criticised the campaign. Michaela Aston, a spokeswoman for ...

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