Childbirth

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Health & Medicine

Freezing eggs for IVF: Waste not, want not

Women can freeze their eggs while delaying childbirth, but many will be wasted while other women are desperate for eggs. We need a system of egg donation

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Health & Medicine

Rising caesarean rates and inequality

Global rates of caesarean section are rising alarmingly, especially in Asia, and as the Indonesian experience shows, these rates are accompanied by widening inequality in access

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Business & Economics

Losing our religion

Australians are rapidly dropping their religious affiliation. Even among those who are religious, the importance of their faith is relatively low, the HILDA Survey finds

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Health & Medicine

Many of the world’s women are mistreated during childbirth

New research shows that more than one-third of women in four low and middle-income countries are being mistreated when giving birth in health facilities

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Health & Medicine

How every day counts for pre-term babies

Doctors can now update parents on how their very tiny baby’s chances of survival are changing as they progress through intensive care, offering hope for many families

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Health & Medicine

Predicting premmies: The test that could save babies’ lives

How flagging early labour will give premature babies the best chance of a healthy start

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