Navigation Links
Elsevier announces the 2008 supplement of Reproductive Health Matters
Date:12/2/2008

Amsterdam, 2 December 2008 - Elsevier announced today the publication of Reproductive Health Matters 2008 Supplement on the theme of "Second trimester abortion: women's health and public policy". Second trimester abortion raises complex issues regarding methods, values, stigma, the burden on providers of service delivery and the sometimes complicated reality of women's lives and decisions. This issue of Reproductive Health Matters grew out of a conference on second trimester abortion convened in London in 2007 by the International Consortium on Medical Abortion and attended by 90 expert clinicians and advocates from all over the world.

In many countries, legislation prohibits or restricts the grounds for second trimester abortions. Instead of preventing women from having abortions, these laws often force them to risk their lives doing so. There will always be women who need abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy, but the numbers diminish greatly by 20 weeks, and become rare after 24 weeks.

Abortion-related deaths have been declining globally in the past three decades because many more countries now have safe, legal abortion. Methods have become substantially safer and simpler, more providers have been trained, and women with complications are more likely to seek and to receive medical help, even where abortion is still legally restricted.

This issue calls for the need for second trimester abortion to be met in a safe, timely and sympathetic manner In-depth, country-based research is needed, to bring out the facts on second trimester abortion, as evidence of why it should be treated as a legitimate form of women's health care and supported in public health policy. Papers in this supplement cover the law and safety of second trimester abortion; women's and providers' perspectives; policy, politics and values; moving from unsafe to safe service delivery; currently recommended methods; methods that should go out of use; and recommendations for advocacy and action from the ICMA conference.

Titles include:

  • A critical appraisal of laws on second trimester abortion
  • Reasons for second trimester abortions in England and Wales
  • A week in the life of an abortion doctor, Western Cape Province, South Africa
  • Decision-making after ultrasound diagnosis of fetal abnormality
  • Fetal pain: do we know enough to do the right thing?

Among papers on the law and safety of second trimester abortion; women's and providers' perspectives; policy, politics and values; service delivery; and recommended methods and methods that should go out of use. Other articles focus on countries such as Cuba, India, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, the Netherlands, USA and Vietnam.


'/>"/>

Contact: Minke Havelaar
m.havelaar@elsevier.com
31-204-853-122
Elsevier
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Elsevier launches new journal: Stem Cell Research
2. Elsevier announces new journal on inflammatory bowel diseases
3. Roy Jakobs Appointed Elsevier Managing Director, A&G Sales and Customer Marketing
4. Excerpta Medica and Elsevier Interactive Solutions merge into 1 integrated provider
5. Elsevier journals participate widely in global theme issue on poverty and human development
6. ScienceDirect to host French-language journals from Elsevier Masson
7. Elseviers "WiserWiki" Allows Physicians to Update Evidence-Based Medical Information With Experience-Based Practice Insights
8. Elseviers WiserWiki allows physicians to update evidence-based medical information
9. Elsevier Foundation Announces Grants for Innovative Libraries and New Scholars
10. Elsevier Foundation announces grants for innovative libraries and new scholars
11. Elsevier enhances clinical decision making with suite of Clinical Decision Support solutions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn to Dr. Jessica ... Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization to include Mohs ... Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction of Glenn Goldstein, ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar ... M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal ... complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published ... unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable ... less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) learned during ... two significant new grants to support its work to advance research and patient ... recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in fighting pulmonary hypertension ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway ... call for a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting ... restore the lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: DHRM ) ... medical devices and wearable sleep respiratory products in ... with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred ... to develop Dehaier,s new Internet medical technology business. ... Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform to reach Dehaier,s dealers ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... LEXINGTON, Mass. , June 24, 2016   ... specialty pharmaceutical company developing innovative inhaled drugs, announced today ... when Russell Investments reconstituted its comprehensive set ... 2016. "This is an important milestone for ... "It will increase shareholder awareness of our progress in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- Research and Markets has announced the addition ... 2022" report to their offering. ... with kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by ... and thus the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: