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Demographic Report from the High Commissioner for Planning

Demographic Report from the High Commissioner for Planning

On 12 May, the High Commissioner for Planning in France, François Bayrou, issued a report on demography as being "fundamental to preserving our social model". The post of High Commissioner for Planning was recently created in September 2020 and assigned to François...

Non-justified Use of ICSI (Specialized IVF Technique) for ART?

Non-justified Use of ICSI (Specialized IVF Technique) for ART?

Does assisted reproductive technology (ART) resort too often to the use of unnecessary and costly techniques? In a recent study published in the Lancet, Australian researchers investigated this issue, especially focusing on the technique of intracytoplasmic sperm...

France Doubles Paternity Leave to Reinforce Father-child Bond

France Doubles Paternity Leave to Reinforce Father-child Bond

On May 12th 2021, the French government published a decree in the official journal to specify the exact terms for extending paid paternity leave from 14 to 28 days. Voted five months ago as part of the 2021 Social Security Financial Act, the new benefits for French...

Outcomes at Age 5 for French Children Born Prematurely

Outcomes at Age 5 for French Children Born Prematurely

In France, prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and is responsible for half of all disabilities of perinatal origin. It affects around 55,000 births each year, or approximately 7.5% of all births in the country. The British Medical Journal has...