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7 Dec
One year ago, on December 6, 2021, a law was passed in France to enable parents to give a name to stillborn babies, a move hailed as progress by grieving families. With more than one in every 100 pregnancies in France resulting in a miscarriage, the national health agency is calling for better access to healthcare in a bid to reduce the perinatal mortality rate.
5 Apr 2022
A report from the UN's Population Fund says pregnancy is an inevitability, not a choice, for many women lacking education, autonomy or contraception.
27 Feb 2022
It's being hailed a “historic victory” by campaigners, as Colombia becomes the latest Latin American nation to decriminalise early abortions for all women. Terminations will now be permitted in the first 24 weeks of pregnancy, having previously only been possible in limited circumstances, such as in cases of rape, or if there was a risk to the mother's health. President van Duque, whose term in office ends later this year, has slammed the constitutional court's ruling as “heinous”.
15 May 2021
Pregnant women are a risk group for severe COVID-19. But vaccinations among the pregnant are running slow in Germany, compared with other countries.
15 May 2020
Chart-topping pop star Katy Perry has revealed she has cried "when just doing simple tasks" during her pregnancy.
12 Jan 2020
The zoo in western Germany celebrated the arrival of a hefty baby southern white rhinoceros. After a 16-month pregnancy, rhino mother Shakina gave birth to the 50-kilogram male calf.

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