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AseanPlus News 07 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Indon women forced to seek illegal abortions

B>JAKARTA/B>: An estimated two million Indonesian women are forced to seek unsafe abortions each year to prevent unwanted pregnancies, a news report said yesterday.

Lifestyle 11 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Replenishing the Chinese community

In the past 30 years, Malaysian Chinese have been getting married at a later age, while emphasis on career and the high costs of raising children and their education have contributed to a declining population growth of this ethnic group, writes LOH FOON FONG.

Business 31 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Population at 25 million and increasing by 2%

MALAYSIA#039;S population has reached 25.08 million this year, up from 23.49 million last year.

Lifestyle 23 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Finding the 'average Malaysian woman'

Who is the 'average Malaysian woman'? Is she, as Paula Malai Ali told Oprah Winfrey on international TV, one who regularly has plenty of change for Jimmy Choos? Or, as LEESIEW PENG finds out, one who has to juggle a real job, real money and real life?

AseanPlus News 27 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Birth rates show only a slight increase

More babies were born in Singapore last year, but the annual increase was slight despite measures to boost the city state's dwindling baby count.

AseanPlus News 07 Aug 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fertility rate at all-time low

SINGAPORE needs to attract foreign migrants to top up the population of the city-state whose birth rate in 2005 remained at an all-time low of 1.24 children per woman, said Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng.

Nation 06 Sep 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Further drop in fertility rate

The fertility rate in Malaysia has declined from 3.4 in 1994 to 2.8 in 2004, a survey conducted by the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN) shows.

Letters 08 Oct 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Changing mindset on the two-child concept


Lifestyle 11 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Fertility matters

MOST of us assume that getting married and having children are just a matter of course - couples fall in love, marry and have children. However, in today's modern society, conceiving a child has become somewhat of a challenge for many couples.

Nation 24 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Laws to regulate infertility treatment

A law is being formulated to guard against the mixing of genes during infertility treatments, in the light of the increasing number of couples turning to such treatments to have babies.