TWO DOCTORS’ TELEMEDICINE STORIES: UK and USA

Gynaecology by phone: Interview with Dr Melanie Davies, Consultant Gynaecologist, University College London Hospital, London UK Melanie Davies works at UCLH, one of the hospitals at the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic in London. In the past two months, her working life has changed dramatically. After 40 years of hands-on work in the delivery suite, operating theatres and clinics, she’s now based at home and considered to be in a vulnerable group due to her … Continued

USA – A short history of the US rejection of many UN agencies, not just WHO

Along with many others, the Campaign wishes to denounce the decision of Donald Trump to withdraw US funding from the World Health Organization with no justification. Others have spelled out the many negative consequences that will follow. We would like to place his announcement in an historical context. Trump has systematically withdrawn US government support from other United Nations agencies, begun by others before him. But he clearly has a policy of doing so agency … Continued

NOVA SCOTIA – MLAs from all parties voice their support for a bill to restrict anti-abortion protests

A bill aimed at restricting anti-abortion protests in Nova Scotia received wide support in the legislature in the first days of March 2020, with many members sharing emotional and heartfelt speeches in favour of a woman’s right to access reproductive health care, free from harassment or intimidation. “In my own life, this is a really resonant issue,” said NDP MLA Claudia Chender, who tabled the bill Tuesday. The Nova Scotia NDP is calling on the … Continued

TEL-ABORTION SERVICES EXPAND TO TEN STATES

Gynuity Health Projects writes: As part of our effort to improve access to abortion care, especially among populations who may face barriers, we recently launched the Spanish version of our TelAbortion website. Both the English and Spanish versions can be accessed at Telabortion.org. The project has sites at Planned Parenthood and other family planning centres in ten US states: Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, and Washington. A TelAbortion involves all … Continued

TURNAWAY STUDY – Landmark research debunks common anti-abortion claims

Despite the anti-abortion onslaught in the USA, experts in the field are also making major strides, including landmark research on abortion outcomes over time, which debunks numerous common anti-abortion claims. In January, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco’s Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) centre published the third and final paper based on their ground-breaking Turnaway Study, which tracked the experiences of 1,000 women who either received an abortion or were denied … Continued

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