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Mixed Messages On Home Deliveries In Philippines

The new Philippine policy advocating health facility-based delivery under the care of a skilled birth attendant may be doing more harm than good, say health officials.

Philippine Congress Passes Birth Control Bill

The Philippine Congress passed on Monday a controversial birth control bill that will make contraceptives available to the poor.

Philippine Government Struggles On Family Planning Debate

The government of the Philippines aims to drastically cut maternal deaths by spending US$12 million on contraceptives in 2012, a move bitterly opposed by the Catholic Church. 

Aging Asia Faces Issues Of Isolation And Poverty, Experts Warn

With 60 percent of the world’s population, Asia has one of the largest concentrations globally of aging persons, creating a host of potential challenges, experts warn.

UN: High Rates Of Maternal Deaths In Myanmar Among Migrants, Refugees

Lack of access to reproductive healthcare in Myanmar has led to high rates of maternal deaths and unplanned pregnancies among the country's displaced and refugee populations, say health experts.

Presenting Danica May Camacho Of Manila, Philippines… The World’s 7 Billionth Baby

Baby Danica May Camacho of the Philippines has been chosen by the United Nations as the symbolic seven billionth baby to be born worldwide.

UNFPA: 117 Million Women “Missing” In Asia Due To Gender Imbalances

At an international forum on Wednesday, Nobuko Horibe of the United Nations Population Fund said that some 117 million women were “missing” in Asia today due to sex selective abortions.