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U.S. fertility rate drops to record low

28 May 2019

In 2018, about 3.7 million babies were born in the United States, a 2% decrease from 2017, according to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) of the...

The UK High Court approves sex reassignment of a four-year-old child

28 May 2019

The UK High Court found that a four-year-old child "had suffered no harm" from the full sex reassignment operation decided on by his parents. Following the...

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...

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