Artificial fertilization is last hope for northern white rhinos

the northern white rhino is on the verge of extinction with only two remaining in the world and both of them are females but technology might provide some hope for the species hopefully giving it giving the northern white rhino a change to sidestep extinction by the narrowest of margins Kim bo-gyung reports the last […]

Local governments trying to increase birth rates to prevent communities from disappearing

research by the Korea employment information service shows about 90 out of 228 districts here in South Korea face the real risk of disappearing completely within the next three decades due in large part to the nation’s chronically low birth rate Hong Yi reports South Korea’s birthrate continues to drop and is a major concern […]

No. of births in S. Korea falls to 26,100 in April: Statistics Korea

South Korea’s birthrate fell again in April,… marking its lowest-ever level amid a decreasing number of marriages. The country’s statistics agency also said migration within the country declined in May. Yoon Jung-min has details. The number of newborns per month hit its lowest level on record in April amid concerns about Korea’s shrinking population. According […]

Free influenza vaccines available for children, seniors and pregnant women

time now for our live for noon first segment where we focus on information useful for your everyday life now children’s senior citizens and pregnant women here in South Korea will be able to get influenza vaccines for free starting today the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says children aged 12 or younger […]

Young giving up on marriage and childbirth due to lack of ‘decent’ jobs

a group of experts has looked into the problem of the low birthrate and low number of marriages here in Korea and they have found that the problem is not because young people don’t want to get married and have kids but because life is too hard on them our whom you has more people […]

Caffeine use in first 8 weeks of pregnancy may increase risk of miscarriage: Study

a new study suggests caffeine intake may increase the risk of miscarriage according to researchers at the US National Institutes of Health women looking to conceive and in early pregnancy should eliminate caffeine from their diet as there is a slightly higher risk of miscarriage among those who drink two or more caffeinated drinks a […]

Korea’s childbirth in decline for 17 straight months

South Korea’s birthrate has declined for a 17th month in a row. According to Statistics Korea, about 30-thousand babies were born in April, which marks a 13-point-6 percent drop from the same month last year. The birth rate has been falling every month since December 2015… when it rose by 3-point-4 percent. The latest figure […]

S. Korea’s childbirth rate drops despite government’s effort

Despite the Korean government’s best efforts to boost the nation’s chronically-low birthrate,… the number of babies born here continues to decline. According to Statistics Korea… around 98-thousand babies were born in the first three months of this year. That’s a more than twelve percent drop compared to the same period a year ago. By way […]

Korea on course for record-low childbirth and marriage rates in 2016

Korea is on course this year to record its lowest-ever numbers of new marriages and childbirths. According to Statistics Korea, in the first nine months of this year, 317-thousand babies were born,… a decline of 5 percent from the same period last year. A similar trend was seen in the marriage rate… as 205-thousand couples […]

Providing childbirth breaks, paid maternity leave encourage women in workforce

Promoting work-life balance is becoming increasingly more important in Korea as it directly relates to birthrates. Studies are ongoing to find out ways to encourage women to have more kids and prevent them from discontinuing work after childbirth. One valid option is improving paid maternity leave. Kim Ji-yeon zooms in on why these measures should […]