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Abortion during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Abortion during the Covid-19 Pandemic — Ensuring Access to an Essential Health Service Each year, nearly 1 million women choose to end a pregnancy in the United States, and about one-quarter of American women will use abortion services by 45 years of age. Women’s ability to determine whether and when they have a child has profound consequences for their self-determination and for the economic, social, and political equality of women as a group. Because access to safe abortion care is time-sensitive and vitally important, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and other reproductive health professional organizations issued an unequivocal statement on March 18, 2020, that they “do not support Covid-19 responses that cancel or delay abortion procedures.” Despite ACOG’s...
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COVID-19 on Unsafe Abortion

Impact of COVID-19 on Unsafe Abortion Dr. Ruth De Leon, Sociedad Panameña de Obstetricia y Ginecología (SPOG) shares how the COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in higher levels of unintended pregnancies in Panama, and as a result, places a woman at a greater risk to unsafe abortion and maternal death. The Panamanian government implemented preventative measures in January 2020, to ensure that access to and the supply of health care remained strong in order to manage COVID-19. Such measures included suspending elective surgeries, visits, and external consultations both in the public and private spheres to free-up slots, in addition to suspending vacations for health workers in the public sector as well as making more beds and resources available within the public and private health sector. F...
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Misoprostol and mifespritone

How to take mifepristone and misoprostol The timing when you administer your medication is important. You will swallow the first medicine (mifepristone) with water at the clinic, You will take the second medicine (misoprostol) 1 to 2 days later at home. 3 to 4 hours after the first dose of misoprostol you will take another dose You will pass the pregnancy at home. Step 1 (at the clinic) Mifepristone Swallow the mifepristone tablet with water. You may have nausea or vomiting after swallowing the mifepristone. If you do vomit you should still use the misoprostol as outlined in step 2 below. contact us if you have any concerns. Most women do not have bleeding or pain until they take the second medication (misoprostol). Bleeding can occur after taking mifepristone but it is usual...
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Abortion Pill-Medical

Abortion Pill Treatment during COVID-19 Early Medical Abortion is the routine treatment option for pregnancies up to 10 weeks gestation unless this is not safe or suitable for you.  Medical abortion: The abortion pill up to 10 weeks Medical assessment You will have your consultation and medical assessment over the telephone and have opted for treatment with medical abortion. You will need to come into the clinic to take the first medication and then will complete your treatment at home. Consent We will explain the known risks and complications of your treatment during your telephone assessment. The risks and complications of this treatment are presented below. Passing the pregnancy (and bleeding) After using the Abortion Pill Use sanitary towels to monitor your bleeding during abortion p...
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COVID

COVID IS HERE TO STAY, BUT WE MUST KEEP ON LIVING SAYS DR PIETER ROELOFSE Dr. Pieter Roelofse says COVID-19 will be around for some time and has urged people to continue practicing measures implemented to reduce the spread of COVID-19. CAPE TOWN – A Cape Town doctor says it's vital for people to learn to live safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Specialist clinician, Doctor Pieter Roelofse is part of a medical team that cares for COVID-19 patients at the Bellville Melomed hospital in the Western Cape. He said there was a definite incline in the number of patients admitted for the disease at the hospital from the beginning of May until the end of June, but now sees a reduction in COVID-19 in-hospital patient numbers. Roelofse has urged people to continue practicing measures implemented to ...
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SCHOOLS CLOSE DOORS

OVER 60 SCHOOLS CLOSE DOORS IN NORTHERN CAPE AMID COVID-19 The province is the least affected by the pandemic and has registered 15 COVID-19 deaths. CAPE TOWN – At least 62 schools in the Northern Cape have had to close after COVID-19 infections since teaching and learning resumed in June. The province is the least affected by the pandemic and has registered 15 COVID-19 deaths. More than 2,000 positive cases have been recorded. Since schools reopened, 46 teachers and 36 pupils have tested positive for the coronavirus. Northern Cape Education spokesperson Geoffrey van der Merwe said officials intervened swiftly to deal with the COVID-19 cases recorded at schools. “The collaborative efforts between the Department of Health and the Department of Education have enabled schools to swiftly...
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ISOLATION TIME FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS REVISED TO 10 DAYS

RECOMMENDED ISOLATION TIME FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS REVISED TO 10 DAYS The Health Minister said it had been proven that in mild cases the infection was only present for about eight days. JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the recommended isolation period for patients who had contracted the coronavirus had been revised from 14 days down to 10 days. Mkhize said it had been proven that in mild cases the infection was only present for about eight days. The minister briefed the media on the government's revised de-isolation guidelines and the new approach to tracking and tracing COVID-19 patients. He also announced the launch of a 'COVID contact' app, which could be used to track and trace suspected COVID-19 patients. The app went live in June and is said to have yielde...
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Supplement to lower pressure

Best supplements for high blood pressure: Supplement to lower pressure and reduce risk BEST supplements for high blood pressure: When it comes to taking supplements there are a few which are known to be the powerhouse of supplements. For a dangerous condition such as high blood pressure, taking the best is crucial. According to leading health experts, making a daily dose of a certain supplement could help lower your blood pressure and reduce further risk. What is it? Having high blood pressure is extremely dangerous as blood vessels become damaged and can narrow. This could lead them to rupture or even leak. High blood pressure can also cause blood clots to form in the arteries leading to the brain, blocking blood flow and potentially causing a stroke. Fortunately, there are a few things ...
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Their Fatal Mistakes

Doctors Confess Their Fatal Mistakes Doctors, nurses, and pharmacists hold your life in their hands. Here, their shocking stories of what can go wrong—and what has to improve to keep us safe. “It was more than 20 years ago, but it still haunts me,” says Bryan E. Bledsoe, a clinical professor of emergency medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. “I made a mistake that may have cost a woman her life.” Bledsoe’s oversight, which you’ll read about later, has driven him throughout his career. To this day, he is an outspoken advocate for health care safety, teaching physicians-in-training to treat patients as individuals, not as numbers at a deli counter. It sounds like an obvious message, but an overemphasis on speed is just one of the reasons that, every day, Americans in hos...
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COVID-19 response

No plans to include foreign-trained healthcare workers in COVID-19 response The South African Nursing Council (SANC) is fast-tracking applications by private hospital groups and provincial health departments to re-register retired nurses to prepare for what experts say is an expected wave of COVID-19 cases. But foreign-trained healthcare workers in South Africa say they’re still being sidelined in the response. All nurses have to be registered with SANC to practice in the country, but nurses’ registrations lapse if they retire or fail to pay annual fees to the body. Now, the council says it’s allowing potential employers of nurses with out-of-date registrations to apply on their behalf, streamlining the process to get the healthcare workers back into understaffed wards, says SANC senior...
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