Melinda Gates, the billionaire philanthropist, said a woman from an Indian village once told her that she had no hope for her sons’ future because the family was so poor. The woman essentially asked Gates to raise her children for her, a moment Gates described as “heartbreaking” during an interview […]
The US is reportedly threatening to veto a resolution in the United Nations Security Council that would prevent rape as a weapon of war and terrorism – because the resolution includes language about “sexual and reproductive health.” The resolution comes as the international humanitarian sector continues to grapple with a […]
A new startup called YourChoice Therapeutics aims to bring the first hormone-free male and female birth control drug to market. The company debuted at a recent demo day hosted by Silicon Valley tech hub Y Combinator. Stacked with researchers from UC Berkeley, the startup has published several basic studies in […]
Chinese state media suggested that China might abolish its family planning policies, and end the two-child cap on households. The government previously operated draconian birth control policies: It issued the one-child policy in 1979, before relaxing it to a two-child policy in 2016. China has appeared to relax its family […]
Birth-control app Natural Cycles has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration – the first app to be approved for contraception in North America. The app uses an algorithm to tell women when they have the highest and lowest chances of getting pregnant, but it ultimately relies on […]
An odds-defying fertility startup called Celmatix just launched a new test that reveals your chances of getting pregnant in the next year. The test is free and consists of 14 questions. Called My Fertility Compass, the new tool uses peer-reviewed scientific research and relies on the same predictive models that […]
Family Planning NSW (FPNSW) has written to up to 8,000 clients who accessed the service since 2016 over a ransomware attack of the reproductive and sexual health service’s website that may have seen private patient data accessed by the hackers. Chairperson Sue Carrick, and CEO Ann Brassil wrote to the […]
China is scrapping the commission responsible for administering the two-child policy. The move could indicate a loosening of the policy in China, which suffers from a huge demographic imbalance. 630,000 fewer babies were born in 2017 than in the previous year. China had a once-child policy for decades that was […]
The average American family will spend $US233,610 to raise a child through age 17, according to data from the US Department of Agriculture. But that figure can fluctuate – becoming more or less affordable – when you consider cost of living and wages in different parts of the US. The […]
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