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  • Sep 18, 2014
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Don't bank on trade from mainland Chinese mothers, CY warns medics

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying was addressing how the zero-tolerance policy for expectant mainland mothers in Hong Kong's maternity wards could affect the city's obstetrics industry. Yesterday marked the first time he had done so since the ban came into effect in January.

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 4:44am 8 comments

New genetic testing clinic opens next week at Prince of Wales Hospital

The Chinese University's outpatient genetic clinic set up in collaboration with a US medical school will open next week to train more experts and provide a wider range of tests.

The clinic at the Prince of Wales Hospital will offer consultation services and diagnosis for genetic diseases such as growth disorders and autism.

15 Sep 2012 - 3:16am

Forced-abortion case husband goes missing

The husband of a woman who earlier this month was forced to abort a seven-month-old fetus in Zhenping county, Shaanxi, has been missing since Sunday night after the family suffered days of harassment by local officials.

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Warning over 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.

The Family Planning Association of Hong Kong began a trial of medication-induced, as opposed to surgical, abortion in November last year, and will continue to offer the treatment after it proved successful in 96 of the first 100 cases.

4 May 2012 - 12:00am

Special delivery

The decision was easy for nature enthusiasts Ma Fung-yan and Fung Kin-hang. When the time came to deliver their first child, they opted for a home birth.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Stay in the comfort zone

When British teacher Claire Nazer gave birth to her first child, Mila, a few years ago, she wanted to put off her hospital stay for as long as possible, and enlisted midwife Hulda Thorey's help to cope with a dash to Matilda International Hospital.

29 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Pilates perks with baby in tow

The arrival of a baby typically overwhelms new mothers with emotion, parenting duties and fatigue. Every second of the day is devoted to the little one, with no 'me time' for mothers to relax and take care of their own post-natal health. Exercise sinks low on the to-do list.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Rich have traditional values 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

Scientists issue warning on copycat Down's test

A new non-invasive technique to determine if a baby has Down's syndrome is finally available after 15 years of research by Chinese University scientists, but they are warning mothers-to-be that unauthorised clinics are offering copycat tests.

4 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Surgeons see rush for 12-12-12 babies

Private doctors expect to be fully booked for Caesarean sections on December 12 this year - or 12/12/12, the last triple such date of the century and a day some couples consider lucky or auspicious.

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am