“Abortion Reversal” is Dangerous

“Abortion Reversal” is Dangerous

by Terry Bellamak In mid-September Pharmac decided to fully fund progesterone. The change is expected to increase access to hormone replacement therapy for symptoms of menopause. Progesterone has another, more sinister unapproved use, as part of...

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Tribute to Peggy Walsh pioneer member of ALRANZ

Tribute to Peggy Walsh pioneer member of ALRANZ

by Margaret Sparrow Peggy was born and raised in Wellington. She trained as a nurse, went overseas to London and returned to New Zealand to continue nursing and married Tom Walsh. Peggy had two children and also raised a young relation Fran Walsh,...

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Credibility and Risk

Credibility and Risk

by Terry Bellamak In the days since the US Supreme Court reversed Roe v Wade, Christopher Luxon has been pressed repeatedly on the future of New Zealand’s two year old abortion law reform under a National government.  With increasing frustration,...

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Book Review: The Lie That Binds

Book Review: The Lie That Binds

by Margaret Sparrow All eyes are now on the US with the prospect that Roe.v. Wade will be overturned by a decision of the Supreme Court, 49 years after it was passed. How and why has this come about?  This book is not the latest word on the topic...

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Watch What They Do

Watch What They Do

by Terry Bellamak This week in the USA, someone leaked a Supreme Court majority decision that reverses Roe v Wade, the decision that establishes a constitutional right to an abortion. Now Americans are incandescent with outrage at the dumpster fire...

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The Long Game

The Long Game

by Terry Bellamak To see what the world would look like if anti-abortion types had their way, look no farther than the USA. Like Oklahoma, which just passed a bill making all abortions illegal except to save the life of the mother. The governor is...

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Why we need to fight abortion stigma 

Why we need to fight abortion stigma 

by Katie Lavers Medical science has improved lives. Vaccinations can prevent disease. They have been in New Zealand since the 1860’s, with smallpox vaccines being first in line. In the 1940’s and 50’s more widespread vaccination programmes began....

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A Testing Time Part 3 – Hormone Pregnancy Tests 

A Testing Time Part 3 – Hormone Pregnancy Tests 

  by Margaret Sparrow From 1942 another type of pregnancy test was developed, not using hCG but two other hormones, oestrogen (or a synthetic oestrogen) and progesterone (or a synthetic progestogen). Either taken orally or injected, various...

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