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US - Federal judges halt expanded exemption from ACA contraceptive mandate

04 February 2019

In the United States, on Monday, 14 January 2019, a federal judge temporarily suspended a provision to limit access to contraception for American women,...

Declining birth rate: "Norway needs more children!"

04 February 2019

"Norway needs more children! I don't think I need to spell it out for you", said the Norwegian Prime Minister on 17 January 2019. In 2017, the fertility rate...

A woman, in a vegetative state for 10 years, gives birth to a child

28 January 2019

In Arizona, in the United States, a woman who has been in a vegetative state for a decade has just given birth to a child. No-one had even noticed that she was...

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...


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