Elections mark out Portugal as European political curiosity

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — No loud populists, no surging far-right groups, a liberal and migrant-welcoming Socialist Party tipped for a resounding win _ Portugal's general election this weekend makes the...

AP Explains: Reproductive rights in Mexico and Latin America

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican women are marching Saturday for greater reproductive rights, including access to abortions, in one of the world's most restrictive regions for reproductive choice. Argentine...

Fewer babies as US birth rate fails to rebound with economy

America's baby bust isn't over. The nation's birth rates last year reached record lows for women in their teens and 20s, a government report shows, leading to the fewest babies in 32 years. ...

Taiwan's population to decline faster than World Population Review claims

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – According to the 2019 World Population Review, published earlier in March, Taiwan’s outlook for population growth continues to decline in line with previous predicti...

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

BEIJING (AP) — Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China's leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children. But bureaucrats don't seem to ...

China population to peak at 1.44 billion in 2029

The China Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) published its latest edition of the "Green Book of Population and Labor," revealing that the country's population is expected to reach 1.4 bil...

More women in poor countries use contraception, says report

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A new report says more women in the poorest countries are using modern contraception, signifying progress in efforts to involve women in family planning. But th...

Third college closes as Taiwan's student population shrinks by 90,000 in 10 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Kaomei Junior College of Healthcare & Management in Kaohsiung City applied for a permanent closure from the school year 2018, set to become the third college in Taiwan optin...

Global Artificial Insemination Market - Rising Prevalence of Late Parenthood to Drive Growth | Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2018-- market research analysts forecast the to grow at a CAGR of over 7% during the period 2018-2022, according to their latest report. This press ...

Low salaries, long work hours to blame for Taiwan's low birthrate: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With only 193,000 births across Taiwan last year and a national fertility rate of only 1.125, many wonder why the trend continues to decline and how it might be reversed. ...

Human eggs successfully grown to maturity in lab for the first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A joint study conducted in the United Kingdom, between American and British researchers has reported the successful growth of human eggs in a laboratory. The researcher...

Study of Taiwanese women; sleep problems may contribute to infertility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A 10 year longitudinal study on Taiwanese women has revealed that infertility presents a likely correlation with sleep disorders. The study was conducted by a team rese...

Taiwan's birthrate now world's 3rd lowest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has the third-lowest birthrate in the world, according to the most recent data released by the CIA World Factbook. The report analyzed the total fertility rate (...

Air pollution in Taiwan may negatively affect sperm production

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A study carried out on a cross-section of Taiwanese men at the Chinese University in Hong Kong suggests there may be a connection between air pollution and an increase in ...

How about a vasectomy? Uganda wants more men to say yes

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — When Martin Owor, a father of six, told his wife he was considering having a vasectomy, she told him it was out of the question. How would they live as husband and wife after hi...