Sexual reproduction

'Turkey should step up efforts on zero target for mother deaths'

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.

Northern Ireland Legalised Abortions and Same-Sex Marriages

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.

Tens of Thousands Protest in Paris against a New In Vitro Fertilization Law

Tens of thousands protested in Paris against a new law on in vitro fertilization. It will give women under the age of 43 access to state-funded procedures, regardless of their marital status and sexual orientation. Currently, only heterosexual couples have access to the procedures.