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In Germany, recognition of a "third gender"

21 January 2019

In Germany, on 13 December 2018, the Bundestag (national parliament) adopted a bill paving the way to recognise the existence of a third gender. This category...

Sterilisation, the No. 1 contraceptive in the United States?

21 January 2019

In the US, sterilisation is now the most common "contraceptive" method, even more so than the pill, as revealed by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Declared brain dead, a British newborn defies all odds

07 January 2019

A little boy declared brain dead at birth has "defied all odds", and is now 15 months old.   Kaleb Crook, a British boy, suffered oxygen deprivation at...

In Belgium, substantial increase in requests for official gender reassignment

17 December 2018

In 2018, 1,625 requests for official gender reassignment were registered in Belgium, i.e. 1/3 of register entries over the last 25 years.   42% concern...

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