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Human Reproduction

Men to blame for menopause in women, says study

Men to blame for menopause in women, says study

Men and their preference for younger female mates may have led to the phenomenon of menopause in women, according to a controversial study by Canadian researchers.

Sunday, 16 June, 2013, 8:53am

US court allows sales of morning-after pills to under-17s without prescription

A package of Plan B contraceptive on sale in San Anselmo, California. Photo: AFP

After a decade-long battle over access to emergency contraception, a federal judge yesterday ordered US regulators to make the morning-after pill available over the counter without limits on age.

6 Apr 2013 - 3:04am

Illegal human embryo clinic busted in Beijing

Surrogate mothers were paid up to 230,000 yuan. Photo: Corbis

Police and various regulators in Beijing cracked down on a medical group claiming to be from Hong Kong that had grown almost 300 human embryos a year in test tubes for surrogate mothers without approval from authorities, the Beijing Health Bureau confirmed online.

26 Mar 2013 - 4:45am

Genetic testing and IVF boost population of Israel's Samaritans

Ben Altif and cousin Mazal have a healthy boy. Photo: LA Times

When Ben Altif got engaged to his first cousin Mazal, there was no problem winning the blessing of their families or the Samaritan high priest, who leads their ancient Israelite sect. Marriage between cousins is common in the religious community.

12 Dec 2012 - 4:00am

New techniques in IVF

Illustration: Angela Ho

Henry and Patsy had been trying for a baby for almost a decade without success; every month brought renewed disappointment.

13 Nov 2012 - 9:14am

Anti-abortion stance is indefensible

In the Dominican Republic last month, a pregnant teenager with leukaemia had her chemotherapy delayed because doctors feared the treatment could terminate her pregnancy and therefore violate the nation's strict anti-abortion law. Chemotherapy was eventually begun, but not before attention had again been focused on the rigidity of many developing countries' abortion laws.

16 Aug 2012 - 2:32am

Charity to the rescue as abortion hospital shuts

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 of the city's terminations.

Despite the move, the health minister told legislators yesterday he was worried that public hospitals may face heavier demand for abortions.

11 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Two officials sacked over forced abortion

Two top officials in Zhenping county, Shaanxi, were sacked yesterday for forcing a woman to abort her seven-month-old fetus earlier this month.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Forced abortion casts shadow over human rights plan

Authorities might have to ask themselves if they are serious about the latest national plan to protect human rights after reports emerged about a Shaanxi woman who was forced to abort a seven-month-old fetus.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

1986 story spurred help for thousands of women

It all started with four kind hearts and a newspaper article. From a simple start, they went on to change the lives of thousands of young women and babies.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Warning over 'dangerous' illegal abortion drugs

Women who use abortion drugs they buy illegally are putting their lives at risk, says a family planning group offering abortion by medication.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Rich cling to tradition on childbirth

Wealthy Hongkongers uphold traditional values when it comes to child birth, with most rejecting abortion, adoption or artificial insemination as family planning options despite their reluctance to have children.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Surrogates here to stay

For wealthy mainland families, going overseas to give birth is just one of the many ways of evading Beijing's one-child policy. Using surrogate mothers is another - at least for the time being.

3 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Officials seek test-tube agent in surrogate scandal

Guangdong family planning authorities are trying to track down a test-tube baby agent who helped a wealthy Guangzhou couple get eight babies with the help of two surrogate mothers.

21 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Late report of in-vitro mishap draws investigation

The Department of Health is looking into why it took Union Hospital more than three months to report a serious medical blunder stemming from an in-vitro fertilisation procedure.

The private hospital did not until last Friday report the incident, in which a patient had an ovary removed after complications from an egg-collection, or egg-pick-up, operation on August 18.

12 Dec 2011 - 12:00am