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  1. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    1 in 3 success rate for fertility herbs

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:47am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Mum, dad and traditional Chinese medicine produce 50 babies, Baptist University reports 1 in 3 success rate for fertility herbs Fifty childless women who sought fertility treatment at Baptist University's traditional Chinese medicine clinics are said to have been able to conceive naturally after six months' treatment. They account ...

  2. News - Hong Kong

    Powerful family pressure on women to have children

    Posted Nov 20th 2012, 04:42pm by Stephen Quinn

    ... is the most important thing in their life, yet Hong Kong is one of five of Asia's most prosperous nations with the lowest fertility rates in the world. The others are Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Hong Kong's fertility rate is 1.1, well below the replacement rate of 2.1. The report was commissioned by Merck Serono company, a world leader in fertility treatment, ...

  3. News - Asia - POPULATION

    South Koreans could die out by 2750 if birth rates stay low (and Japanese won't be far behind)

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 10:40pm by Julian Ryall

    ... after a report said South Koreans would disappear by 2750 if fertility rates did not increase. The study, carried out by the National Assembly Research Service in Seoul, pointed out that the fertility rate had declined to 1.19 children per South Korean woman during her lifetime, significantly below the rate required to keep the population stable at around 50 million people. A simulation ...

  4. Drop in fertility rate raises concern

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Laura Liu

    ... children. Baby bother The fertility rate for women on the mainland last year (children born per woman) 1.73 ... Laura Liu The mainland's infertility rate is rising because of changing lifestyles, raising concern among medical experts, Xinhua reported yesterday. In some regions, between 7 and 10 ...

  5. China XLX Fertiliser urges lifting of price controls to stabilise supply

    Posted Jun 26th 2008, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... the utilisation rate of its plants was 6 per cent higher than the industry average, its plant's coal usage was 10 per cent less and electricity consumption 20 per cent more efficient, he said. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Women's low sex drive blamed for Hong Kong's falling birth rate

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 05:50am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Women's low sex drive blamed for falling birth rate Lack of a satisfactory sex life among women has been singled out as a reason for Hong Kong's low fertility rate, the city's Family Planning Association said yesterday. Women in the high-pressure city tend to lack sexual desire and may not experience orgasm, according ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Fertile ground for making Hong Kong a better place to raise a family

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 07:45pm by Paul Yip

    ... to achieve this Fertile ground One of the main concerns about Hong Kong's population development is the very low fertility rate of 1.28 children per woman- well below the replacement level ... fertility rate falls to one child per woman. That is certainly one of the lowest in the world; even lower than those countries, like Japan and Singapore, that have made population policy a top ...

  8. News - China - HEALTH

    Smog crisis in China leads to increased research into effect of pollution on fertility

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 09:36am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... pollution affects fertility. The number of studies funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the leading research institute, has tripled in the last five years. It has supported 68 ... policy would become redundant." The infertility rate among all Chinese of childbearing age rose to 12.5 per cent in 2010 from just 3 per cent two decades earlier, Xinhua reported recently. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Barriers block way towards fertility subsidies: health chief

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 04:24am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Health chief is candid about the obstacles, but invites public views on feasibility of the plan Barriers block way towards fertility subsidies The health secretary ... was not highly cost efficient. The success rates of in vitro fertilisation treatments were about 20 per cent for women under the age of 40, and much lower for those above 40 years old, Ko said. ...

  10. News - Asia - MONGOLIA

    Mongolia's mines provide fertile ground for 'eco-Nazis'

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ulan Bator Environmental ultra-nationalist groups accuse foreign companies of making money at the expense of the Mongolian landscape Mines provide fertile ground ... yoke after decades of domination, creating fertile ground for a mix of communal land rights and nationalism that can turn into unashamed racism. "Here we want people with Mongolian hearts ...




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