Maternity

France: Health Bill Facilitates Abortion vs. Prevention

Without any preliminary discussions or suggestions for preventing abortion, a Health Bill was adopted at the first reading in the French National Assembly, facilitating even broader access to abortion. The amendment stipulates that within 6 months of the law’s...

Extremely Preterm Births: Neonatology Works Miracles

The smallest newborn in the world is headed home in good health after 5 months of hospitalization in Tokyo. This Japanese baby boy who weighed only 268 grams when he was born at 22 weeks gestation time (or 24 weeks amenorrhea) has set a new record in neonatal...

Versailles Court Condemns Web Host for Advertising Surrogacy

On February 26, 2019, the High Court in Versailles condemned the web host provider of a Spanish website, for advertising surrogacy services in France. This decision was rendered after the Spanish website Subrogalia refused to delete their surrogacy ads which targeted...

Parental Leave Policies: French Report Recommends Reform

On February 26, 2019 the French High Council for the Family, Childhood and the Elderly issued a report recommending reform in parental leave policies to improve balance between work and family life. Based on the shortcomings observed in the parental leave reform...

Delaying Pregnancy Becomes More Frequent in Developed World

On January 23, 2019, the French National Institute of Demographic Studies (INED) published the research results by 2 scientists on late motherhood, which is occurring more and more frequently in the developed countries. In the 20th century, economic and social...