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  1. Surrogacy is legal minefield, argue medics

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

    ... Ella Lee Ethical fears stifle birth service Doctors practising reproductive medicine say they are still cautious about providing surrogacy services because of the complex ethical and legal ... counselling by a multi-disciplinary team including doctors, a legal adviser, social worker or clinical psychologist. Dr Ng said the University of Hong Kong centre would not provide surrogacy services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/629269/surrogacy-legal-minefield-argue-medics
  2. Sars victims' legal aid hopes dashed

    Posted Mar 09th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... difficult and costly if patients decided to proceed with their claims in court without legal representatives or even if they had found lawyers to provide free services. 'It is not easy ... Patsy Moy They face an unclear future after department turns down their applications Hopes of at least 64 Sars survivors for legal help to pursue their claims for compensation have been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/539653/sars-victims-legal-aid-hopes-dashed
  3. Should Chinese herbalists be legally recognised?

    Posted Mar 07th 2007, 12:00am by Benjamin Siu, Jocelyn Heng

    ... it is difficult to justify the legal recognition of Chinese herbalists. There are reports that Chinese medicine is being used to cure serious diseases, leaving western physicians puzzled. Tree roots can ... I am against the legal recognition of Chinese herbalists. This should be done only after Chinese herbs have been classified into different branches of study, and I have yet to see any light ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/584125/should-chinese-herbalists-be-legally-recognised
  4. Charity to the rescue as abortion hospital shuts

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... pressure to their obstetric services. 'Many private hospitals do not like accepting termination of pregnancy cases, even when it is legal, due to religious beliefs... this cannot be forced ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong plans to expand its abortion service after the closure of a private hospital that performed more than half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006415/charity-rescue-abortion-hospital-shuts
  5. Drug watchdog bowing to firms, legal experts say

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Irene Wang Loose management 'putting profit before the public's health' The nation's drug safety authority has come under a barrage of criticism from legal experts who ... Co. Many mainland media outlets have raised questions about the regulator's performance. The China News Service criticised drug inspection authorities for loose management in an opinion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/559826/drug-watchdog-bowing-firms-legal-experts-say
  6. News - Hong Kong - SURGERY

    Concern over retirement of Hong Kong sex-change surgeon

    Posted Apr 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... of procedures by the time Yuen retired, and no one as capable could fill his position. Yuen is the chief of service at the surgery department in Ruttonjee Hospital, Wan Chai, and is the only specialist ... was a chance to establish a multidisciplinary centre for transgender people covering psychiatric, psychological, surgical, social and legal issues. "We do need to prepare for some sort ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1214069/concern-over-retirement-hong-kong-sex-change-surgeon
  7. Special deliveries

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

    ... to provide surrogacy services because of worries about some legal consequences. The South China Morning Post reported in March that at least two babies had been born to surrogate mothers in Hong Kong ... in their 20s is about 24 per cent per menstruation cycle, it drops under 20 per cent for those in their 40s. Now infertile couples and medical experts hope that a new regulatory framework for service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641146/special-deliveries
  8. New safety code for private births

    Posted Sep 18th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... with the South China Morning Post the guidelines also required operators to have a specialist in emergency medicine to oversee accident and emergency services. The guidelines- to be issued later ... in emergencies. The new performance pledge is based on the minimal standards adopted by Britain's health services system. There were between one to three maternal deaths in Hong Kong each year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/653083/new-safety-code-private-births
  9. Letting doctors advertise gives patients more power

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in reputable publications. Every effort must be made to ensure that the information is accurate and that the newfound right of doctors to advertise their services is not abused. But the long-standing ... appeal, thus effectively lifting the ban. This was a sensible move. The Medical Council, in losing the case, ended up with a HK$5 million legal bill because the court ordered it to pay the costs ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624454/letting-doctors-advertise-gives-patients-more-power
  10. Rich cling to tradition on childbirth

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... artificially terminated. In 2010, 11,230 legal abortions were carried out. The figure excludes a significant number of local women who thought to have abortions on the mainland. An Obstetrical ... with unexpected pregnancies who turned to Mother's Choice for help chose abortion, said Wendy Chan, who provides support services at the non-profit group. Chan noted, though, that it's target ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997910/rich-cling-tradition-childbirth

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