For the first time ever, South Korea recorded more deaths than births, prompting calls for “fundamental changes” to its policies.
The East Asian country, which is home to 51.83 million people, has the world’s lowest birth rate.
An expectant mother from Thailand had to endure 33 hours of labor so she could give birth to her stillborn baby for research last month.
Singaporean Eugene Wee and his Thai wife Puu Kanokrat, both 37, were devastated after learning that the first child they were expecting would not be able to survive.
The Chinese government is looking into the possibility of providing financial incentives to encourage couples to have more children as the country faces a shrinking workforce due to its one-child policy.
China’s National Health Commission reportedly organized experts to look at the possibility of reducing the cost of having children in the country as well as rewarding parents depending on the number of children they have, according to The Paper via South China Morning Post.
A group of men in Jiaozuo, Henan Province, China tried to experience what it’s like to go through contractions during childbirth by using a labor pain simulator.
The video, published on Pear Video, shows a compilation of men strapped to a labor pain simulator as they try really hard to endure the pain of contractions at a clinic, Shanghaiist reported.
Children in Japan have decreased for the 37th consecutive year, undermining the country’s initiatives to handle its aging population.
According to new data from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, there were 15.53 million children age 14 and below as of April 1, 2018 (7.95 million boys and 7.58 million girls). The figure is down by 170,000 from the previous year.
The video of a Chinese woman giving birth to her baby on the street while out grocery shopping is now going viral on the country’s social media.
The viral clip on Miaopai, China’s video sharing platform similar to YouTube, shows the unidentified woman in terrible pain as she stands beside the pedestrian walkway of a market place located in Yunfu in Guangdong Province, China.
An Indian airline has awarded free airline tickets for life to a baby who was born during a flight from Saudi Arabia to India.
The newborn’s mother was on board Jet Airways flight 9W 569 when she reportedly went into premature labor on the Boeing 737 on Sunday.
Despite ongoing crack downs, pregnant Chinese women continue to fly to the U.S. to ensure American citizenship for their babies.
For these mothers, the chance to give their children “better lives” outweighs the repercussions of getting caught.
China has the world’s most imbalanced sex ratio, the World Economic Forum has found.
In its Global Gender Gap Report for 2016, the organization saw China at the bottom of 144 countries for sex ratio at birth for the second consecutive year.
A former flight attendant for China Airlines has come forward with new details about the Taiwanese woman who gave birth on a plane en route to Los Angeles from Taipei.
The ex-attendant, Lucienne Chen, said the media painted the event as a heartwarming story, but the “miracle at 30,000 feet” was really, at least from Chen’s perspective, a tale of a deceitful woman who inconvenienced an entire plane and put her life as well as her child’s life in jeopardy to get American citizenship.