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One Month Cocoons Draw New Moms

A report on The World discusses the Chinese tradition called “zuo yue zi”, when women enter a month of bed rest with their babies after giving birth. Ruth Morris reports that in China’s expanding confinement...

“10-Yuan Brothels” and Sex-Worker’s Rights

In late April, a Southern Weekend (南方周末) reporter visited a “10-yuan brothel” (十元店)[zh], the most cut-rate of venues housing China’s sex-trade, often catering to China’s many lonely and poor migrant...

One-child Policy Leads to Forced Abortions

Graphic photos from Shaanxi province of grieving mother Feng Jianmei and her almost full-term aborted fetus went viral last week and reignited a discussion on abortion among Chinese netizens. Some commenters called the incident,...

Cesarean Nation

For Slate, Mara Hvistendahl looks at the cultural, economic and social factors behind the rise in the number of cesarean sections in China, which now has the highest rate of the procedure in the world: …In the 1990s, as a...

Half of China’s Moms-To-Be Have C-Sections

The Associated Press reports on a WHO survey that states half of Chinese pregnancies are delivered during C-sections: Rates of C-sections have reached “epidemic proportions” in many countries worldwide, the WHO said...

HIV/AIDS Rise Posing Greater Risks to Mainstream

From Reuters: HIV infections jumped 8-fold over the past few years in parts of China among gay and bisexual men, according to new data from southern China. Published in Nature, the study found that the proportion of HIV-positive...

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