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  1. Comment - Letters

    Hong Kong's schools need much better sex education

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... their pregnancies, either in the city's hospitals or over the border on the mainland. Recent research from Bain & Company shows that there are well over 7,000 crisis pregnancies in Hong Kong each ... in 2009. Mother's Choice receives close to 3,000 calls annually to their hotline, a number which has been growing over the past 10 years. Most of the young women who are counselled ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ABORTION

    Shenzhen abortions hold high risks for Hong Kong women

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... an estimated 7,000 women each year faced crisis pregnancies. "That [going across the border] happens a lot, especially among the population we serve," says Alia Marwah-Eyres, chief executive ... on the mainland. The number of legal terminations recorded in Hong Kong has gone down from more than 20,000 in 2001, to around 11,000 in 2010. Yip considers this an indication the trade has moved across ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ABORTION

    Mother's Choice provides lifeline for girls with crisis pregnancies in HK

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Christy Choi

    ... say most girls know someone who has visited one before. Bobo found one through friends who had terminations, and Rose through a colleague. Around 7,000 girls face crisis pregnancies each year ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Mother's Choice counsellors help hundreds of girls through crisis pregnancies each year in HK NGO provides lifeline for pregnant teens She did ...

  4. HK feels the pain of crisis pregnancies

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... calling in [to seek help every year],' Eyres told the Sunday Morning Post ahead of Mother's Day today. Research shows more than half of about 7,000 women in Hong Kong each year ... from 2011 by consulting firm Bain & Company put the annual number of crisis pregnancies in Hong Kong at between 6,500 and 7,300, around 4,000 of which occurred among unmarried mothers, most ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    New York model to fight teen pregnancy not best for Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in conservative parts of the US, it is accepted in big cities. More than 7,000 New York girls between the ages of 15 and 19 become pregnant each year, with two-thirds having abortions and seven in 10 ... SCMP Editorial Wiser solution to teen pregnancy The thought of Hong Kong fighting teenage pregnancy by following New York's example of handing out morning-after birth control pills ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong should focus on sex education as a matter of good health

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by RAY ODLUM

    ... SCMP Editorial Sex education is a health issue The public is up in arms about mainland mothers giving birth here, but is largely oblivious to a flood of young Hong Kong women and girls travelling across the border for the termination of unwanted pregnancies in substandard conditions. That unawareness is reflected in the relative indifference to the recent closure of Hong Kong ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Hong Kong Central Hospital closes after 46 years

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... goodbye as city hospitalcloses its doors Staff and patients wept as the Hong Kong Central Hospital in Mid-Levels closed yesterday. It became the first private hospital to shut in the city after ... each year, while many other private hospitals are reluctant to perform any termination of pregnancy for religious reasons. The Anglican church denied suggestions the abortion service ...

  8. Business - Economy - TRADE

    Hong Kong exports to double next year

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... to double next year The Hong Kong Trade Development Council says the city's export growth will double next year from this year. In terms of export value, growth is expected to be 4 per cent ... this year. The index has stayed below the threshold of 50 for the whole year, reflecting concern over the European debt crisis and the slowdown in the mainland's economy. Above 50 indicates ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Overseas doctors needed in Hong Kong to ease crisis, say UK experts

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by EMILY TSANG AND LO WEI

    ... 'needed to ease crisis' Curbs on hiring overseas doctors should be eased because of a staffing crisis that poses a threat to the safety of patients, the Hospital Authority was told yesterday. ... clinical governance. "Overwork and an over-congested environment have had an adverse impact on both patient safety and staff morale," the report said. Any such relaxation would go well ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paternity leave is only a baby step

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by THE WOMEN'S FOUNDATION

    ... Victoria Wisniewski Otero Victoria Wisniewski Otero says Hong Kong's plan to give new fathers time off work is a good start, but complementary policies must follow Baby steps If Hong ... encourages the sharing of family responsibilities at home, and promotes gender equality in the workforce. In Hong Kong, which has an ageing society with one of the lowest birthrates in the world, ...




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