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Taiwan civic groups call for 'hymen' name change to combat virginity complex

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Civic groups in Taiwan said on Wednesday (March 30) that the Mandarin term for "hymen" is discriminatory against women, and health authorities should replace it ...

Menstrual leave not applicable to transgender women: Taiwan Ministry of Labor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transgender women are not eligible for menstrual leave as they do not have uteruses and do not menstruate, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said on Thursday (Feb. 10). CNA r...

Taiwan amendment would give married women autonomy on abortion decision

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A public debate is brewing as the Ministry of Health and Welfare's (MOHW) Health Promotion Administration (HPA) considers amending the Eugenic Health Law to allow marr...

Proposed law would let Taiwanese women get abortions without spouses' approval

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Health Promotion Administration (HPA) on Wednesday (Dec. 9) announced it will propose eliminating a law that requires women to receive permission from their s...

Number of births in Taiwan falls to new low

Taipei, Aug. 22 (CNA) The number of babies born in Taiwan in the first half of the year fell to the lowest in eight years for the same period, which was linked to a lack of job security among women, a...