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One-fifth of young women in Britain used morning-after pills in 2010

4 January 2011

One-fifth of young women in Britain used morning-after pills in 2010, suggests a new poll. The poll of 3,000 women conducted by The Co-operative Pharmacy also suggested that one in 50 women had used morning-after pills three or more times in the same period. [Telegraph, 1 January] According to morning-after pill manufacturers, morning-after pills may cause abortions by killing newly-conceived embryonic children.

Austrian hospital graveyard may contain Nazi euthanasia programme victims

Possible victims of the Nazi-era euthanasia programme may have been found in a hospital graveyard in Austria. The graveyard was due to be dug up to make way for a construction project, but the project has been halted while an investigation into the bodies takes place. The Nazi regime had a policy of systematically killing the physically and mentally disabled. [Wexford People, 3 January]

Soya-based treatment may provide natural alternative to IVF

A soya-based treatment may provide natural alternative to in vitro fertilisation (IVF), suggests a new study. An IVF provider in Nottingham, England, has found that intralipid, a soya oil based substance, has a five-fold increase in the pregnancy rate of women who hitherto had multiple miscarriages following IVF. [Telegraph, 3 January] IVF has a very high rate of failure and of embryo death.

Other stories:

Study finds that contraception use up, abortions double; researchers can’t figure out why [Jill Stanek, 3 January]

Chilean bishops speak out against proposal to allow exceptions to abortion ban [, 30 December]

Planned Parenthood launches new sex ed programme for children [, 30 December]

Secret sperm donor fathered aunt's children [Telegraph, 30 December]

Briton with multiple sclerosis has assisted suicide in Switzerland [This is Staffordshire, 3 January]

US Court agrees to consider convicted Briton's request to commit suicide by starvation [Daily Mail, 1 January]

UK government announces budget for abortion and contraception overseas [Guardian, 31 December]

Schoolgirls should be told to have children between age of 20 and 35, says UK's top maternity doctor [Daily Mail, 1 January]

Give teenagers toddlers to stop them having babies when they're too young, says Tory minister [Daily Mail, 1 January]

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