May 21, 2015

11 babies left in hospital's 'baby hatch' in fiscal 2014

The number of unwanted babies dropped off at Jikei Hospital’s so-called baby hatch reached 11 in fiscal 2014 — topping 10 for the first time in four years, the city of Kumamoto has said. The hospital, in Kumamoto Prefecture, opened the Konotori no Yurikago ...

Aug 28, 2013

6% would abort if new blood test finds flaw: study

An Okayama University team’s poll of 557 pregnant women has found that 5.7 percent would have an abortion if an initial blood test indicated the likelihood of fetal chromosomal abnormalities. The survey was the first large-scale study on pregnant women in Japan after a ...