birth control

Is Chen Guangcheng “Pro-Life”?

Chen Guangcheng’s work against forced abortions and sterilisations began in 2005, nine years after his first foray into legal activism. It landed him on the 2006 TIME 100 list and in six years of various forms of...

How to Balance the Gender Scale

In Fuzhou, the local Food and Drug Administration recently began requiring “real name registration” from women who request emergency contraceptives. The registration process will require government identification,...

Birth Rate & Bachelor Blues

Wang Ling at chinadialogue describes concerns over the accuracy of China’s birth rate figures, expressed as its Total Fertility Rate: the average number of children born to a woman during her lifetime. Underestimating this...

China Says One-child Policy Helps Protect Climate – Alister Doyle

From Reuters: China says its one-child policy has helped the fight against global warming by avoiding 300 million births, the equivalent of the population of the United States. But delegates at U.N. climate change talks in Vienna said on Thursday birth control is unlikely to find favor as a major policy tool, partly because of […]

China Bans Crude Birth Control Slogans – Alexa Olesen

In addition to distributing a list of slogans that promote China’s one-child policy, officials have banned what they deem to be “offensive” birth control slogans. From the Boston Globe: China has banned crude and insensitive slogans promoting the country’s ‘one-child’ family planning policy, such as “Raise fewer babies but more piggies,” which have stoked anger […]

Almost 200 Family Planning Slogans to be Promoted – China News Online

China’s National Population and Family Planning Commission has just released a list of new slogans that are recommended for local branches to use. This is a recent effort of the agency to clean up out-dated slogans used across the country, some of which may contain barbaric connotations or at least run against the “putting people […]

Who Controls the Family? – Philip P. Pan

From the Washington Post: A crowd of disheveled villagers was waiting when Chen Guangcheng stepped out of the car. More women than men among them, a mix of desperation and hope on their faces, they ushered him along a dirt path and into a nearby house. Then, one after another, they told him about the […]

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