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Microcephaly in northeastern Brazil: a review of 16 208 births between 2012 and 2015

Microcephaly in northeastern Brazil: a review of 16 208 births between 2012 and 2015

Juliana Sousa Soares de Araújo, Cláudio Teixeira Regis, Renata Grigório Silva Gomes, et al Bulletin of the World Health Organization E-pub: 4 February 2016 http://www.who.int/bulletin/online_first/16-170639.pdf?ua=1 Abstract A recent outbreak of microcephaly has been reported from Northeast Brazil. Neither its aetiology, ...

A bill which would impose a total ban on abortion in Poland has drawn ire from across the country

Statement by Krystyna Kacpura, Executive Director, Federation for Women and Family Planning ...

Colombia’s outgoing Prosecutor General Eduardo Montealegre calls for decriminalisation of abortion

Colombia's Prosecutor General Eduardo Montealegre has urged the country's Congress to decriminalise abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The high number of illegal abortions in the country has sparked much debate on the need to reform abortion laws in ...

Prince Edward Island, faced with possible lawsuit, has decided to start providing abortions

The Canadian province Prince Edward Island is to open a new reproductive health centre and start providing abortion, after heavy pressure and threat of lawsuit. Access to abortion varies across Canada, but Prince Edward Island has been the only province ...

The governor of Port Moresby calls for public debate on abortion law reform in Papua New Guinea

A governor in Papua New Guinea, Powes Parkop, has called for public deabte on abortion law reform in the country. Parkop said that the current law is forcing abortion underground, endangering the lives of women ...

A 2014 Irish court case involving a young, pregnant, brain-dead woman was not a one-off case

In December 2014, a woman in Ireland, who was 15 weeks pregnant, was declared clinically brain dead following a car accident. The two hospitals involved did not turn off the life-support machine because they feared prosecution under the Protection of ...