​1 More Doctor Questions FDA Clearance of 51 Contraceptives

Filipino immigrant families join a pro-life march in the U.S. in 2016. WINNIE VENERACION MANILA – Following a pro-life coalition’s call to the Food and Drug Authority to reverse the “hasty and impulsive” declaration of some 51 contraceptives as non-abortifacient, a...

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Number of births in Japan hits record low in 2017

TOKYO—The number of births in Japan this year has fallen to its lowest since records began more than a century ago with about 941,000 new babies, the health ministry said on Friday, proof if any were needed that it faces an aging and shrinking population. The number...

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The crusade against contraceptives and reproductive rights

As the bodies pile up, President Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs” continues to attract international attention and condemnation. With grand pronouncements, he has made clear his intention to rid the streets of illegal narcotics. But the President’s incendiary...

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The Public Should Know

AS DOH ACTING SECRETARY GARIN ASSURES THAT FDA CERTIFICATIONS WILL COME OUT FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER, THE PUBLIC SHOULD KNOW……… The DOH budget of P1.025 billion for “family planning commodities” was approved upon the assurance given by DOH Acting Secretary Janette Garin...

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Contraceptive implant Implanon: Your experiences

Nearly 600 women have become pregnant despite using a popular contraceptive implant, a health watchdog has said. There have also been more than 1,600 reports of adverse reactions to the Implanon device, which is designed to prevent pregnancy for three years. The NHS...

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