Maternity

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...

First Baby Born via Uterus Transplant from a Deceased Donor

In Brazil, the first baby was born following a uterus transplant from a deceased donor, according to an article published last Wednesday in the British medical journal the Lancet. Born one year after the transplant, and still healthy at the age of 7 months, this is...

In Utero Spina Bifida Surgery

Two unborn babies with spina bifida underwent in utero surgery by a 30-member team of doctors from the University College Hospital in London. Each operating procedure lasted 90 minutes, and the mothers and their babies are doing fine. The surgery was made possible...

Abortion Conscience Clause: France is Pushing for a Change

On September 27, French Senator Laurence Rossignol announced tabling a bill to cancel the conscience clause specific to abortion, which has been criticized as being redundant with doctors’ general conscience clause. Although unlikely to be passed, this bill shows a...

Alarming Public Health Report on Infertility in France

In its latest epidemiological bulletin, dated July 3, 2017, the French Public Health Agency, addressed the issue of “Reproductive Health and Endocrine Disruptors”. This alarming report confirms worrisome data on increasing infertility, already published in...