Alison Begas

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Minister for Health Simon Harris said  health officials and the HSE were ‘working together with some urgency to revise the model of care for termination of pregnancy services’ during the pandemic. Photograph: PA.

Doctors and women’s groups are concerned that timely access to abortion services could be compromised during the coronavirus outbreak. They say the l(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  described as ‘extraordinarily concerning and disturbing’ the thought that ‘anyone’s patient details could be leaked’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Health Simon Harris has ordered the Health Service Executive to investigate an alleged breach of patient information in relation to a wom(...)

Services providing cervical smear tests are experiencing a big upsurge in the numbers of women seeking new smear tests, amid ongoing fears about the r(...)

A screengrab of the Dublin Well Woman Centre advert which Facebook refused to allow as a post.

Facebook has blocked the Dublin Well Woman Centre from promoting a post about breast cancer because it said it was overly sexual in nature. The adver(...)

Suitcases signifying the Irish women who travel abroad to access abortion services, outside the Department of the Taoiseach. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost 1,500 women travelled from Ireland to the Netherlands over a seven year-period to have abortions. The figures, gathered from the 17 abortion cl(...)

Alison Begas: says the London-based Abortion Support Network is the only  funding resource of which  she knows.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The chief executive of a Dublin crisis pregnancy support service has said she is not aware of any State financial aid available to help low-income wo(...)

Alison Begas, chief executive officer at the Dublin Well Woman Centre: says  there is a “lot of uncertainty” as to how the Department of Health expects crisis pregnancy counsellors to refer suicidal women

Clear protocols must be issued urgently to crisis pregnancy counsellors on how they should deal with suicidal pregnant women under new legislation (...)

Women over the age of 40 are less likely to present for smear tests and are also more likely to consider that they do not need contraception, the Dubl(...)

Abortion legislation is, just about, on the statute books. The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill has completed its tumultuous passage through t(...)

Health risks: mifepristone (above) and misoprostol, which cost about €90 online, cause medical miscarriage. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Every week women in Ireland order pills on the internet to end their pregnancies. Already, more than 4,000 women travel to British clinics every year (...)