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Australia welcomes Qatar action on invasive airport searches of women

November 01, 2020 1:25 PM

Women on 10 flights leaving Doha were forced to submit to the examinations

False ads, bad advice put China's mothers off breastfeeding

August 20, 2020 11:40 AM

BEIJING (AFP) - Unregulated, aggressive promotion of formula milk, poor medical advice, short maternity leave and workplaces hostile to nursing mothers mean that China has among the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world and is falling well short of its own targets, experts warn.

Coronavirus: Jakarta prepares for possible baby boom in coming months

August 19, 2020 3:16 PM

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has instructed his subordinates to prepare for a possible baby boom in the capital in the next few months as a result of the stay-at-home policy and social restrictions following the Covid-19 pandemic.

'Happy birthday, little angel': China remembers 1-year-old organ donor

August 15, 2020 11:12 PM

NANJING (XINHUA) - A one-year-old boy who was tragically declared "brain dead" after an accident has undergone surgery to have his organs donated that could save four lives.

India struggles to administer BCG vaccinations for babies during coronavirus pandemic

May 23, 2020 5:16 PM

BANGALORE - Indians may have been thrilled when American scientists suggested that populations who received BCG vaccines might be less vulnerable to Covid-19. Most infants born in India since 1985 have received these anti-tuberculosis shots.

Indonesia faces baby boom amid limited access to contraception

May 18, 2020 5:00 AM

Stay home and make babies? As condoms and other forms of birth control are unavailable to a growing number of Indonesians during the Covid-19 pandemic, the world's fourth-most populous nation may be facing a baby boom.

India moves to allow abortions up to 24 weeks

January 30, 2020 12:28 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - India on Wednesday (Jan 29) approved moves to ease abortion laws, enabling rape survivors and other vulnerable women to terminate pregnancies up to 24 weeks after inception.

China's birth rate at record low; workforce continues to shrink

January 18, 2020 5:00 AM

BEIJING • China's birth rate last year dropped to the lowest level since as far back as 1949 and the labour force continued to shrink, in the latest sign of slowing growth prospects for the world's second-largest economy.

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