Professor Ayşe Akın received a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) award last week in Nairobi, Kenya at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICDP25) for her contribution to the health of women at the global and national levels since 1994, when the first ICDP took place in Cairo, which she had also attended.
Abortions and same-sex marriage became legal in Northern Ireland. In the rest of the United Kingdom, termination of pregnancy has been permitted since 1967. In Northern Ireland, abortions were only allowed when the mother's life was endangered.
Marriages between two people of the same sex were also legal everywhere else in the kingdom except in Northern Ireland.
Just for the first three months of 2019, 5,800 abortions were committed in Bulgaria, making the country among the leading countries in Europe by abortion. This is a statistic of the National Center for Public Health and Analyses (NCPHA). Of these, over 3600 pregnancies were ended of patients' own free will.
Anti-abortion campaigners joined 'Walk for Life' rallies on Saturday in three of Croatia's cities, Zagreb, Split and Zadar.
Organisers said they wanted to stage a peaceful walk with a goal of "protecting the lives of unborn children - the most vulnerable minority in Croatia and providing support to every pregnant woman".
A handout image made available by the Spanish company Embryotools shows the birth of a baby with DNA from three people that was conceived using an experimental in vitro fertilization (IVF) method called mitochondrial donation, in Athens on Wednesday (photo released Thursday). The method is only believed to have been used once before.