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Teen Abortion not Linked to Depression

A new study, conducted by researchers in California and Oregon, has shown that teenagers who choose to terminate an unwanted pregnancy are not more likely to develop depression or to suffer from low self-esteem than their teenage counterparts who opt to continue with pregnancy.

Pregnancy Problems for Women With Diabetes

Pregnant women with diabetes could be up to twice as likely to have to undergo cesarean sections in older to safely deliver their babies and babies born to women with diabetes could be more likely to suffer from life threatening health complications, Canadian scientists claim.

Abortion Pain Research Row

David Cameron has vocalised his support for a reduction in the abortion time limit - just hours after a government funded report claimed that unborn babies are unable to feel pain at the current abortion limit of 24 weeks. The controversial research suggests that foetuses developing in the womb are in a sedated state and may not feel any pain when a termination occurs - even past the 24 week limit. 

Abortion May Increase Cancer Risk

Women who have terminated a pregnancy may be at an increased risk of developing breast cancer, according to new research. Scientists at the University of Colombo, Sri-Lanka, claim that women who have had an abortion could be up to three times more likely to develop breast cancer later in life. The report is one of four studies to recently link abortion with breast cancer.

IVF Abortion Figures Shock

Fertility experts have expressed shock and concern as post-IVF abortion figures have been released showing that over 80 British women are having terminations every year following successful fertility treatment. The findings showed that women opting for NHS abortions following expensive fertility treatment were likely to have split from their partners or become overwhelmed by the perceived pressures of prospective motherhood.

Emergency Contraception Measures Could Reduce Abortions

An NHS drug rationing body has said that an advance supply of the morning-after pill should be available to young women and teenage girls. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) says that women under 25 years of age should be able to buy emergency contraception in advance from pharmacies. The move is one of many new measures proposed by the institute in a bid to reduce levels of unwanted pregnancies.