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#Family Planning

# family-planning - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

China looks set to scrap its two-child policy by 2020

Removing the limit could spell the end of nearly 40 years of restrictions on having children.

# family-planning - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Couple had children while being held hostage in Afghanistan as they dreamed of a big family

“We’re Irish, haha,” the father said as way of explanation.

# family-planning - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Almost a third of Irish couples have used the 'withdrawal method' as contraception

38% of Irish couples report using no method of contraception in their relationship.

# family-planning - Monday 27 March, 2017

It's now possible to test sperm quality with a smartphone

An optical attachment analyses video of semen.

# family-planning - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Preparations underway to try contraceptive gel on men after it worked with monkeys

The gel has proven effective in rabbits and now also in rhesus monkeys – more closely related and anatomically similar to humans.

# family-planning - Thursday 15 October, 2015

Woman had to delay starting family because of being pricked by a needle at work

Adina Denisa Cozan settled a €38,000 claim for damages against her employers.

# family-planning - Monday 1 June, 2015

Poll: Should girls be taught about their fertility at school? Biological Clock This post contains a poll

Poll: Should girls be taught about their fertility at school?

One expert thinks women need to learn about their biological clock at an earlier age.

# family-planning - Saturday 30 May, 2015

The Irish aren't making as many babies as they used to...

At present our birth rate isn’t high enough to replace our population. However, we’re also dying less and getting married more.

# family-planning - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Ireland is NOT one of the safest places on the planet to have a baby

A UN report shows thirty countries with a lower maternal mortality rate.

# family-planning - Thursday 16 October, 2014

# family-planning - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Two million girls under 14 give birth worldwide every year

Every day in the developing world, an adolescent pregnancy kills a girl, a new UN report has found.

# family-planning - Saturday 16 March, 2013

330 million abortions carried out in China since 1971

China says that its one child policy introduced int he early 1980s has prevented overpopulation and boosted economic development.

# family-planning - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

# family-planning - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Over 220 million women have an 'unmet need for family planning'

More than half of all reproductive-age women in developing countries have little or no access to modern contraceptives.

# family-planning - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

'Don't counter-demonstrate in Belfast', Marie Stopes International urges

The organisation is to open its Belfast clinic on Thursday, and is expecting planned protests – but asks people not to counter-protest, to ensure public safety.

# family-planning - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Bishop criticises opening of Marie Stopes clinic offering abortion

Bishop of Down and Connor Noel Treanor said the clinic undermines the dignity of human life in society.

# family-planning - Monday 17 September, 2012

Increase in women seeking post-abortion care from IFPA

The group released its annual report from last year today.

# family-planning - Saturday 11 August, 2012

Column: Making emergency contraception easy to access has been good for women

Just over one year ago the rules for getting the morning-after pill in Ireland were relaxed. Alison Begas looks at what this change has meant for women.

# family-planning - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

Contraceptive use saves the lives of more than 250,000 women annually

Researchers say that increasing contraceptive use in developing countries has cut the number of maternal deaths by 40 per cent over the past 20 years.

Ireland not invited to world summit on family planning

The British Government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation did not extend an invite to Ireland for this week’s London Family Planning Summit.

# family-planning - Thursday 19 April, 2012

The Dáil and the word 'fornication': a brief history

Before today, the words ‘fornicate’ or ‘fornication’ had only been used in six debates in the Dáíl’s 93-year history.

# family-planning - Thursday 15 September, 2011

Government's response to ECRH abortion ruling 'wholly inappropriate'

The government has been criticised by interest groups over its failure to propose “efficient measures” regarding abortion access in Ireland – despite a ruling by Europe’s top court compelling the state to address the issue.