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The latest population survey conducted by an organization of the United States showed that Taiwan has the world's lowest fertility rate, with an average of one child per woman.
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A cosmetic surgeon who reportedly snuck into a hospital outside his practice to sew up celebrity Wu Tan-Ju's stomach moments after her c-section was yesterday given a penalty of NT$40,000 for the illegal operation, reported the Department of Health (DOH) in Taipei.
Drinking during pregnancy can seriously harm a baby's brain, yet thousands of mothers-to-be still do. Now scientists have begun testing whether a prenatal nutrient might offer those babies a little protection, part of a growing quest for ways to reverse the damage.
Three percent of pregnant women in Taiwan suffer herpes, according to a Chang Gung Memorial Hospital gynecologist.
Taipei Medical University (TMU) has announced a new treatment for uterine leiomyomata, more commonly known as uterine fibroids, reported local media yesterday.
Stem cell research rules proposed for new U.S. policy
Stem cell research in the U.S. will expand under proposed rules that allow federal government funding for scientists working with unused embryos created at fertility clinics.
Avoid strong UV light during pregnancy, says group
Extra-strong ultraviolet (UV) light rays are best avoided during pregnancy, according to an association of German doctors.
Abortions are on the increase again in Taiwan. Practically every housewife in Taiwan underwent curretage in the late 1950s and early 1960s when the government was rigorously enforcing family planning.
Pregnant women, who are experiencing problems with their blood circulation, should be placed on their left side and medical assistance called immediately, according to Germany's Professional Association of Gynecologists in Munich.
A controversial Italian doctor known for his work allowing post-menopausal women to have children has claimed in an interview to have cloned three babies who are now living in eastern Europe.
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