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Prioritising care during Covid-19: Sweden

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...

28 May, 2020

Contraception Atlas – legislative successes across Europe

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...

15 May, 2020

Testing Times – sexual & reproductive health care in the face of Covid-19

Testing Times – Read the editorial, by Mary Short, Johannes Bitzer & Sam Rowlands, online now. “European life will never be the same again. The coronavirus pandemic has, and will, dramatically change how medicine is practised now and in the future. It also brings home, in case we did...

30 April, 2020

UK governments amend abortion laws during pandemic

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...

02 April, 2020

Open access – Position Statement

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,...

22 March, 2020

16th ESC Congress has been postponed until further notice

On behalf of the Executive Committee and the Secretariat, I wish to inform you that the 16th Congress of the ESC due to take place in Dublin from May 13th to 15th 2020 has been postponed until further notice. Concrete information will follow as soon...

16 March, 2020