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  1. Fertility clinics see doubling of client load

    Posted May 14th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... To meet the demand, the association opened a new clinic in Tsuen Wan in March. Fertility problems can be caused by a number of factors. For example, a husband may have a low sperm count ... that the increasing demand for fertility services was linked to people marrying later in life. 'We respect people's choice on whether to have babies or not. We don't blindly encourage people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/592742/fertility-clinics-see-doubling-client-load
  2. Fertility pills blamed for increase in twin births

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... raising concerns that couples might be resorting to fertility pills to exploit a loophole in the one-child policy. A neonatal clinic director at Guangzhou's Gynaecological and Paediatric ... the figure made up 2 to 3 per cent of all deliveries at the hospital. The normal rate for twins is one in 89 births, or 1.12 per cent. The higher incidence of twins was probably due to women taking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/487275/fertility-pills-blamed-increase-twin-births
  3. Barren rock's fertile economy has no need of Donald's baby-booster

    Posted Feb 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp I UNDERSTAND CHIEF Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's concerns about population trends. Hong Kong now has the world's lowest fertility rate and, as the chart shows, natural increase (births over deaths) now adds only about 10,000 people a year to our population. This is very low. I also think it very much the government's job to take account ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/490082/barren-rocks-fertile-economy-has-no-need-donalds-baby-booster
  4. Baby boom or bust?

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong's population will not be sustainable, says one Italian expert, if the city relies on immigrants without persuading families here to have more children. Should more be done to increase the fertility rate? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586115/baby-boom-or-bust
  5. Scrapping the one-child policy won't boost China's birth rate

    Posted Jul 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... They are certainly right that China's fertility rate is low. In the late 1960s, the average woman could expect to bear six children over the course of her lifetime. By 2010, that number had plunged ... of Beijing's draconian family planning laws. What's more, in the 10 years following the policy's introduction, the fertility rate barely changed. As a result, it is clear that those who blame ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006665/scrapping-one-child-policy-wont-boost-chinas-birth-rate
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong can lead East Asia in meeting ageing population challenge

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... throughout East Asia? That applies as much to the mainland as anywhere: ending the one-child policy will make scant difference to the fertility rate because urbanisation will have a counterbalancing ... but experience elsewhere in Asia shows the government should be looking at countries which have led the way in returning to fertility rates close to replacement level. These are mostly found among ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1157189/hong-kong-can-lead-east-asia-meeting-ageing-population
  7. Family planning

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hong Kong has one of the lowest total fertility rates in the world, at 1.04 per woman. The decline in fertility has been shown to be related to the substantial decrease in the proportion ... is also smaller- more parents stop at one or two- and divorces are on the rise. All these put pressure on the fertility rate. The collective effect of people's reproductive decisions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999372/family-planning
  8. HK's population 'unsustainable'

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... The government should adopt a mixed approach- increasing the fertility rate, encouraging immigration and maintaining a stable, short-term labour force such as domestic helpers, demographer Antonio Golini said. 'The more rapid the decline in the fertility rate, the more rapid and intense the ageing of the population,' Professor Golini said. The University of Rome demographer was invited ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586002/hks-population-unsustainable
  9. Relying on migrants too risky, says expert

    Posted Mar 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... warned. The government should adopt a mixed approach- increasing the fertility rate, encouraging immigration and maintaining a stable short-term labour force such as domestic helpers, demographer Antonio Golini said. 'The more rapid the decline in the fertility rate, the more rapid and intense the ageing of the population,' Professor Golini said, adding that Hong Kong's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586008/relying-migrants-too-risky-says-expert
  10. The one-child enforcers who are pushing for two

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... Will Clem, Lilian Zhang and Anna Zhang in Shanghai Family planning officials in Shanghai are going on the offensive- not to reduce the birth rate, but to boost it. While having a second child has long been allowed for some couples under the one-child policy, apparently too few families are taking advantage of this. So, for the first time anywhere on the mainland since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/687690/one-child-enforcers-who-are-pushing-two

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