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Abortion - Medical termination of Pregnancy(MTP)


Bioethics press synthesis

United Kingdom: 50% of women who had an abortion were using contraception

28 July 2017

According to a recent study conducted by the  British Pregnancy Advisory Service, over 50% of women who had an abortion in the United Kingdom were using...

Chile: the process to decriminalise abortion is delayed

28 July 2017

In Chile, the draft bill to decriminalise abortion in three instances, namely rape, foetal malformation and risk to the mother's health, was validated by the...

Scotland: the morning after pill is prescribed for children of 12 years of age

13 July 2017

In Tayside, in Scotland, teenage pregnancies have fallen by 50%. 11.8 pregnancies were recorded per 1,000 young girls in 2007 compared to the current figure of...

Free abortion for women from Northern Ireland also extends to Scotland and Wales

13 July 2017

On 4 July 2017, the Welsh and Scottish Governments confirmed that they would offer free abortions to women from Northern Ireland. Their decision reflects the...


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