South Korea’s Fertility Rate Falls to Lowest in the World

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s fertility rate fell to the lowest in the world last year, data showed on Wednesday, as uncertainty over the coronavirus discouraged couples from marrying and having children. The number of expected babies per South Korean woman fell to 0.84 in 2020, dropping further from the country’s previous record low of 0.92 a year earlier, the […]

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Lucrin

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. LUCRIN® INJECTION Leuprorelin acetate Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Lucrin Injection. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your doctor or pharmacist. All medicines have risks […]

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Erivedge

NOTICE: This Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) is intended for persons living in Australia. ERIVEDGE 200225 pronounced “EH-rih-vedge” vismodegib Consumer Medicine Information What is in this leaflet This leaflet answers some common questions about Erivedge capsules. It does not contain all the available information. It does not take the place of talking to your pharmacist or doctor. All medicines have risks […]

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COVID-19 could damage the fertility of up to 20% of male survivors

COVID-19 could damage the fertility of up to 20% of male survivors, scientist claims after discovering the virus can linger in the testicles for up to a MONTH Researchers looked at testicles tissue from autopsies of six men who died from COVID-19 infection Three of the men had impaired sperm function with issues such as decreased sperm production One living […]

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Doubts cast over accuracy of many popular fertility and pregnancy planning apps

Many popular fertility and pregnancy planning apps may be inaccurate, suggest the results of a scoping review of the available evidence, published online in the journal BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. Despite their growing popularity, there’s little hard evidence to inform the use of these apps in practice, coupled with minimal regulation, note the researchers. And many apps seem to […]

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Differences in replacement level fertility point to inequalities

The percentage of the world’s population that is above or below the “replacement level of fertility” has long been used as a measure of demographic development. A new study revisited how this metric is calculated and how useful it really is in terms of informing policy decisions. The term “replacement level fertility” is used to describe the total fertility rate […]

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