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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Fertile imagination

    Posted Aug 26th 2003, 12:00am by Sonia Kolesnikov

    ... will not help), couples can learn over a weekend to 'manage' their fertility, as well as get an introduction to touch-therapy techniques and 'hormonal wellness'. (The seminar ... below 40 wanted sex more than six times a month. The result is a sharply falling birth rate, threatening to plummet this year to a 26-year low. But, critics of Dr Wei's schemes point out, ...

  4. Special deliveries

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Experts are concerned that outdated fertility laws are causing childless couples unnecessary anguish, writes Ella Lee For 10 years Mei-ling had one dream- to have a baby of her own. What ... as the most precious treasure in her life. Her experience is an example of how infertility causes pain among one in six couples in Hong Kong. Doctors say that while the pregnancy rate in women ...

  5. It's true- the best men aren't always taken, say researchers

    Posted Mar 01st 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... In the study, 208 women were asked to rate the attractiveness of men who were described as single or attached. Women who had partners were found to favour attached men at the low-fertility phases ... depends on conception risk.' They find that women in relationships tend subconsciously to prefer having an affair with a married man. But this changes when they become fertile during ...

  6. Sign up or be raided, fertility clinics told

    Posted Jan 11th 2008, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Licensing deadline just three weeks away Health authorities warned yesterday that unlicensed fertility clinics will be raided if they fail to apply for licences by January ... No unit has so far applied for a storage licence, which would cover sperm banks. Slow response About 50 fertility clinics have indicated they will apply for licences Ten have sought licences ...

  7. Chemicals threaten male fertility

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chow Chung-yan The excessive use of insecticides and artificial fertilisers by farmers could cause a sharp rise in infertility among men, a leading mainland medical expert warned yesterday. Zhong Nanshan, a Sars expert in Guangzhou, called on the city gov ...

  8. Pap smears cut cervical cancer rates

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... vaginal bleeding between periods, during or after sex or any time after menopause. If detected early, the disease is curable and can even be treated without impairing fertility. Most ... success in cervical cancer campaigns. Since their introduction half a century ago in the United States, Pap smears are believed to have reduced the cervical cancer death rate by about 70 per cent, ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Aug 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fertility clinics to be licensed The city's fertility clinics are being given until January 31 to apply for licences under regulations that take effect today. The Council on Human Reproductive Technology announced that reproductive technology service providers and embryo researchers will be required to apply for a licence. ...

  10. Surrogacy is legal minefield, argue medics

    Posted Mar 10th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... The ordinance and its subsidiary regulations were enacted in August. The council will soon make public information of all licensed operators and their success rate and annual statistics. Milton Leong ...




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