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Hundreds of teenagers are given puberty blockers

06 May 2019

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust clinic in London offers a gender identity development service. Five doctors have just resigned "due to concerns...

"Two is enough!" – Egypt intends to limit the number of children to two per family

15 April 2019

As early as 2017, President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi accused "overpopulation" of being one of the "two greatest threats to Egypt", on a par with terrorism. With...

Premature newborns: babies are viable earlier and earlier

08 April 2019

Thanks to medical advances, premature newborns are becoming viable earlier and earlier, with "tiny babies surviving at 24, 23 and even 22 weeks". In the 1980s...

Diagnosed with cancer, pregnant mother delays chemotherapy to complete pregnancy

01 April 2019

Sheila Downing, a 33-year-old American woman, was 17 weeks pregnant when she was diagnosed with a brain tumour. After quickly undergoing an operation, the...


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