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  1. April 19th 2014

    Shanghai hospitals brace for baby boom

    About 15,000 couples will welcome a second child this year as a result of changes to the city's family planning regulations, authorities said Thursday. The effect of the law...
  2. April 19th 2014

    Contraception is not the issue!

    From the Population Institute> Every woman in the world should be able to space or limit her births. At a minimum, that means every woman should have access to the contraceptive...
  3. April 19th 2014

    English primary schools ‘mighty crowded’

    It's been an anxious time for hundreds of thousands of families in England, finding out where their children are going to be starting primary school in September. What's made this...
  4. April 18th 2014

    Endangered species condoms for Earth Day

    In honor of the 44th Earth Day celebration, the Center for Biological Diversity (U.S.) is distributing 44,000 free Endangered Species Condoms across the country. The condoms will be given away...
  5. April 18th 2014

    UNFPA, Gates boost family planning

    UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding to help increase access to family planning information, contraceptives and services in...
  6. April 17th 2014

    WHO: Contraception as a human right

    The World Health Organization (WHO) released a set of guidelines on how countries can provide better information on contraception and easier access to services in ways that ensure the respect...
  7. April 17th 2014

    Is the methane hydrate menace avoidable?

    The world is addicted to hydrocarbons, and it's easy to see why - cheap, plentiful and easy to mine, they represent an abundant energy source to fuel industrial development the...
  8. April 17th 2014

    One million UK households overcrowded

    The latest census analysis by ONS looks into the occupancy ratings of different household types in England and Wales. The 2011 Census was the first census that collected occupancy ratings...
  9. April 17th 2014

    Iraq considers legalizing child marriage

    (...) Now the Iraqi government is poised to legalize child marriage for the nation’s majority Shiite Muslim population. But the law, which some expect to pass before this month’s parliamentary elections,...
  10. April 17th 2014

    Rising numbers affect 1/3 of English schools

    Urgent action is needed to prevent a shortage of secondary school places in a third of local authorities in England within five years, councils say. The latest predictions suggest 49...