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Embracing strategies to overcome alarming decline in fertility rates in the Asia Pacific

Singapore: Countries across Southeast Asia are mounting a rear-guard action against an alarming decline in fertility rates that pose a major threat to their future sustainability. Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam are embracing a unique reform blueprint to advance family friendly policies and arrest falling birth rates with other countries being urged to follow their [...]

2024-01-11T15:53:37+08:00January 9th, 2024|

Peak Asia Pacific fertility body endorses reform blueprint to create more family friendly societies

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA: A unique reform blueprint to advance family friendly policies and arrest falling birth rates will be championed across the Asia Pacific by the peak body representing scientists, doctors, nurses and counsellors in assisted reproduction in the region. The Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) will advocate policy interventions that can be considered [...]

2023-10-02T13:58:36+08:00September 18th, 2023|

Identifying increased risk factors in subsequent pregnancies after multiple recurrent miscarriages

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA: A pathfinding Chinese study has found that women who have suffered two or more miscarriages have a significantly higher risk of obstetric and perinatal complications in subsequent pregnancies. It has cast light on a possible altered micro-environment at the maternal-foetal interface in women with recurrent miscarriage that may affect foetal growth and [...]

2023-10-25T12:02:41+08:00September 10th, 2023|

The social, economic and political reality for many girls cast aside in cultural sex selection

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Deep rooted historical preference for sons over daughters continues to be customary in some East and South Asian countries devaluing women and posing long term threats to society. This disturbing situation, often leading to female feticide – or sex selective abortion – has been particularly prevalent where males are more valued [...]

2023-09-10T20:50:40+08:00September 10th, 2023|

Tiger economies of the Asia Pacific are falling into an irreversible fertility trap

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Societies around the world are being confronted by inexorable evidence of falling fertility rates and environmental collapse that pose major threats to humanity. Nowhere is this free fall into a potentially irreversible fertility trap more evident than in Asia Pacific countries including China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. This [...]

2023-09-10T20:28:14+08:00September 8th, 2023|

Entering a bold new era of evolutionary medicine that will refine the human gene pool

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Evolutionary medicine is refining the human gene pool at embryonic level to eliminate many inherited diseases while accelerating the influence of artificial intelligence to help diagnose and treat other factors that impact human health and reproduction. The study of human biology in coming decades will reach new frontiers of discovery about [...]

2023-09-10T20:58:54+08:00September 8th, 2023|

Exploring why rates of cardiovascular disease and earlier onset are increasing in women

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Advanced research is casting light on possible early life factors – including poverty, physical or mental abuse ¬– that may impact the rate of egg loss and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease in post-menopausal women. Traditionally, cardiovascular disease in women has been associated with loss of ovarian function with the [...]

2023-09-10T20:59:29+08:00September 8th, 2023|

Toolkit of family friendly policy options to help APAC countries reverse collapsing birth rates

Academic, medical and public sector experts across the Asia Pacific region have contributed to an innovative toolkit designed to guide policy makers in addressing social and economic challenges associated with free-falling birth rates in APAC countries. The toolkit is based on rigorous analysis of total fertility rate challenges to determine the effectiveness of different [...]

2023-09-10T20:49:02+08:00September 7th, 2023|

Untangling the enigma of PCOS and its distressing impacts in 12 per cent of women

ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Psychological issues including anxiety, depression and negative body image are adding to the physical burden of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal disorder that affects 12 per cent of women globally. International research has revealed that the prevalence and severity of depressive symptoms associated with PCOS are high and poorly understood [...]

2023-09-10T20:40:39+08:00September 7th, 2023|