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South Korea 03 Sep 2019 | 7:00 AM Premium

S. Korea lawmaker grills official nominee for being childless

Seoul: A South Korean lawmaker provoked outrage when he berated a female economics professor nominated as the country’s antitrust chief for not “fulfilling her duty to the nation” by having a child.

AseanPlus News 23 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Number of babies born in Singapore drops to eight-year low

SINGAPORE: The number of babies born here last year fell to an eight-year low, posing more demographic challenges for an ageing population.

Nation 11 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Many couples struggling to conceive

PETALING JAYA: Other than Malay­sians shunning marriage or the prospects of raising more than one child, the other side of the coin is that there are also many Malaysian couples struggling to conceive.

Children 18 Jul 2018 | 7:01 AM Premium

7 ways to boost your fertility

How can you and your partner improve your fertility and chances of having a baby?

AseanPlus News 08 Feb 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Govt moves to avert demographic time bomb

BEIJING: Yang Dan is envious every time she hears that a woman she knows is having a second child. However, the mother of a five-year-old boy in Panjin, Liaoning province, is adamant that she will not extend her family – at least not for a few more years.

Nation 05 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

Many couples now wait up to two years before having a child

KUALA LUMPUR: Although Malaysia does not have official statistics on its infertility rates, there has been an obvious increase in the number of couples who are unable to have children despite being married for several years.

AseanPlus News 29 May 2017 | 12:00 AM Premium

PM: We need to manage inflow of new immigrants

SINGAPORE: The island republic takes in new immigrants to keep population numbers steady, but must manage the inflow carefully, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

World 11 Mar 2017 | 4:41 PM Premium

China official says two-child policy showing 'notable results'

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's two-child policy is showing "notable results" with the fertility rate expected to rise through to 2020, a senior health official said on Saturday.

AseanPlus News 20 Mar 2016 | 12:56 AM Premium

2 weeks of paternity leave to be legislated

SINGAPORE: Father's will soon get more leave to spend time with their newborns.

AseanPlus News 06 Mar 2016 | 12:00 AM Premium

Family policy can succeed only with support

THE policy allowing all couples to have two children has been in effect since Jan 1, but the authorities should improve policies related to pregnancy and childcare to raise China’s total fertility rate.