Maternity

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...

A Promising New Therapy for Female Infertility

Researchers at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (“INSERM”) and Lille University have recently discovered the cause of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome or “PCOS” which affects almost 1 in 10 women of childbearing age and is the main...

Ireland: Tension over the Abortion Referendum

On May 25 a referendum on abortion will be held in Ireland. Abortion has always been illegal in Ireland in both Northern Ireland, (part of the UK) and the independent state of Southern Ireland. Its prohibition was added to the Constitution in 1983, with the 8th...

Contraception 50 years later: disillusion and anti-love

December 19, 1967 marked the date when France adopted a new law on contraception. Although access to contraception has become widespread, the new generation of women is starting to voice complaints of having their bodies over-medicated, while unwanted side effects...