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Johannes Bitzer (Editor-in-Chief) chose the following paper as highlight from the latest issue of the European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care: Oestrogen-free oral contraception with a 4 mg drospirenone-only pill: new data and a review of the literature Santiago Palacios, Pedro-Antonio Regidor, Enrico Colli, Sven Olaf...

During the COVID-19 pandemic it may be difficult to see women within the stipulated time for renewal of contraceptive prescriptions. Prioritizing the limited time slots for on site visits for women in need of new prescriptions/placements is likely to prevent the highest number of unplanned...

May 2020 Contraception Atlas Europe Achievements The European Parliamentary Forum for Sexual & Reproductive Rights (https://www.epfweb.org) has produced the Contraception Atlas each year since 2017. The Atlas brings together data so that contraceptive services provided by European countries can be directly compared. Scores are assigned for...

In the UK, three out of the four countries have approved early medical abortion by telemedicine by a temporary variation in the regulations which Health Ministers have the authority to do. England announced this first on 30 March, followed swiftly by Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland, whose...

The sexual reproductive health of women: unfinished business in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region A joint Position Statement by the European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG) and the European Society of Contraception and Reproductive Health (ESC) Tahir Mahmood, Johannes Bitzer, Jacky Nizard,...