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China looks set to scrap its two-child policy by 2020
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China looks set to scrap its two-child policy by 2020

Aug 28th 2018, 9:18 AM 24,579 Views 47 Comments

Removing the limit could spell the end of nearly 40 years of restrictions on having children.

Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family
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Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family

Oct 21st 2017, 3:00 PM 32,464 Views 53 Comments

“We’re Irish, haha,” the father said as way of explanation.

Almost a third of Irish couples have used the 'withdrawal method' as contraception
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Almost a third of Irish couples have used the 'withdrawal method' as contraception

Aug 1st 2017, 7:54 AM 32,490 Views 58 Comments

38% of Irish couples report using no method of contraception in their relationship.

It's now possible to test sperm quality with a smartphone
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It's now possible to test sperm quality with a smartphone

Mar 27th 2017, 6:15 AM 20,271 Views 20 Comments

An optical attachment analyses video of semen.

Preparations underway to try contraceptive gel on men after it worked with monkeys
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Preparations underway to try contraceptive gel on men after it worked with monkeys

Feb 12th 2017, 5:00 PM 25,900 Views 61 Comments

The gel has proven effective in rabbits and now also in rhesus monkeys – more closely related and anatomically similar to humans.

Woman had to delay starting family because of being pricked by a needle at work
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Woman had to delay starting family because of being pricked by a needle at work

Oct 15th 2015, 9:15 PM 24,889 Views 19 Comments

Adina Denisa Cozan settled a €38,000 claim for damages against her employers.

Poll: Should girls be taught about their fertility at school?
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Poll: Should girls be taught about their fertility at school?

Jun 1st 2015, 8:45 PM 29,383 Views 70 Comments

One expert thinks women need to learn about their biological clock at an earlier age.

The Irish aren't making as many babies as they used to...
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The Irish aren't making as many babies as they used to...

May 30th 2015, 7:00 AM 22,986 Views 65 Comments

At present our birth rate isn’t high enough to replace our population. However, we’re also dying less and getting married more.

Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby
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Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby

Nov 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 23,381 Views 69 Comments

A UN report shows thirty countries with a lower maternal mortality rate.

Opinion: 'Egg freeze' offer is putting a metaphorical gun to young women’s heads
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Opinion: 'Egg freeze' offer is putting a metaphorical gun to young women’s heads

Oct 16th 2014, 8:00 PM 96 Views 63 Comments

Freeze in haste, repent at leisure?

Two million girls under 14 give birth worldwide every year
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Two million girls under 14 give birth worldwide every year

Oct 30th 2013, 10:00 AM 9,586 Views 29 Comments

Every day in the developing world, an adolescent pregnancy kills a girl, a new UN report has found.

330 million abortions carried out in China since 1971
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330 million abortions carried out in China since 1971

Mar 16th 2013, 11:10 AM 7,741 Views 85 Comments

China says that its one child policy introduced int he early 1980s has prevented overpopulation and boosted economic development.

Open thread: Do you remember when buying contraceptives was illegal?
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Open thread: Do you remember when buying contraceptives was illegal?

Nov 20th 2012, 12:09 PM 15,310 Views 59 Comments

Share your story…

Over 220 million women have an 'unmet need for family planning'
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Over 220 million women have an 'unmet need for family planning'

Nov 14th 2012, 12:01 PM 3,081 Views 2 Comments

More than half of all reproductive-age women in developing countries have little or no access to modern contraceptives.

'Don't counter-demonstrate in Belfast', Marie Stopes International urges
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'Don't counter-demonstrate in Belfast', Marie Stopes International urges

Oct 16th 2012, 3:03 PM 4,332 Views 32 Comments

The organisation is to open its Belfast clinic on Thursday, and is expecting planned protests – but asks people not to counter-protest, to ensure public safety.

Bishop criticises opening of Marie Stopes clinic offering abortion
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Bishop criticises opening of Marie Stopes clinic offering abortion

Oct 11th 2012, 10:22 PM 8,577 Views 140 Comments

Bishop of Down and Connor Noel Treanor said the clinic undermines the dignity of human life in society.

Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA
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Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA

Sep 17th 2012, 11:27 AM 3,916 Views 46 Comments

The group released its annual report from last year today.

Column: Making emergency contraception easy to access has been good for women
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Column: Making emergency contraception easy to access has been good for women

Aug 11th 2012, 7:00 PM 358 Views 96 Comments

Just over one year ago the rules for getting the morning-after pill in Ireland were relaxed. Alison Begas looks at what this change has meant for women.

Contraceptive use saves the lives of more than 250,000 women annually
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Contraceptive use saves the lives of more than 250,000 women annually

Jul 10th 2012, 8:11 AM 5,408 Views 9 Comments

Researchers say that increasing contraceptive use in developing countries has cut the number of maternal deaths by 40 per cent over the past 20 years.

Ireland not invited to world summit on family planning
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Ireland not invited to world summit on family planning

Jul 10th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,605 Views 15 Comments

The British Government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation did not extend an invite to Ireland for this week’s London Family Planning Summit.

The Dáil and the word 'fornication': a brief history
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The Dáil and the word 'fornication': a brief history

Apr 19th 2012, 9:23 PM 7,567 Views 68 Comments

Before today, the words ‘fornicate’ or ‘fornication’ had only been used in six debates in the Dáíl’s 93-year history.

Government's response to ECRH abortion ruling 'wholly inappropriate'
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Government's response to ECRH abortion ruling 'wholly inappropriate'

Sep 15th 2011, 12:31 PM 1,105 Views 30 Comments

The government has been criticised by interest groups over its failure to propose “efficient measures” regarding abortion access in Ireland – despite a ruling by Europe’s top court compelling the state to address the issue.