Maternity

Sex-selective Abortion Reported in Canada

A report published April 11, 2016 in the Journal of the Canadian Medical association confirms that selective abortions according to sex are practiced in Canada by the immigrant populations from Asiatic countries as can also be observed in Great Britain. The study...

Abortion reimbursed better than pregnancy: a discriminatory policy

Effective on April 1, 2016, all acts connected to abortion will be fully reimbursed by the French Social Security system, including consultations, ultrasounds, and laboratory analysis. This measure, announced in the decree published on March 8, 2016 in the Official...

Germany: Continuous decrease in abortions

German statistics for 2015 confirm the downward trend in the number of abortions for the past 15 years. The German Federal Office of Statistics (Statistische Bundesamt) published, as every year since 1996, the figures relating to the number of abortions in Germany for...

Abortion – removal of the reflection period

In the context of the application of the new measures created by the January 26, 2916 Health Law, the 7-day reflection period has been removed for women wishing to proceed with an abortion, and this remains a sensitive issue. Grégoire JAHAN, Delegate for Alliance VITA...

Do twin pregnancies constitute a public health problem?

According to a study published early February 2016 in the Population and Development Review, the twinning rate almost doubled in developed countries over the last four decades. Two main factors account for this phenomenon according to the study: 1° The expansion of...