LATEST NEWS: IUD use attracts new opposition from anti-abortion groups - NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rapid increase in the number of U.S. women turning to intra-uterine devices to prevent pregnancy has prompted escalating attacks on the birth control method from groups that oppose abortion.
LATEST NEWS: Opposition mounts to genetic modification of human embryos - CHICAGO (Reuters) - A group of U.S. scientists and activists on Monday called for a global ban on the use of new tools to edit the genes of human embryos, in a report issued a day before a major international meeting in Washington to discuss the ethical and policy issues surrounding the technology.
LATEST NEWS: China struggles with IVF demand as one-child policy ends - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Nanfang clinic in China's southern Guangdong province says it offers Chinese patients seeking in-vitro fertilization (IVF) the chance to choose the gender of their child, avoid stringent approval checks and snarling queues.
LATEST NEWS: Northern Irish abortion laws breach human rights: court - BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's restrictive abortion laws are in breach of human rights by failing to provide exceptions in the case of fatal foetal abnormality and sexual crime, Belfast's High Court found in a landmark ruling on Monday.
LATEST NEWS: New York is first U.S. city with salt warning on restaurant menus - NEW YORK (Reuters) - A tiny salt shaker symbol that warns certain meals are high in sodium will appear, starting Tuesday, on menus in chain restaurants in New York City, the first U.S. city to take the step in an effort to combat heart disease and stroke.