society

Premarital HIV screening for Muslim couples is justified on religious grounds. But at what cost?

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HIV is a global health challenge, affecting 39 million people. Despite progress, challenges persist, including limited access to prevention and ongoing stigma.

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Traditional methods of myth busting remain important for slowing misinformation, but to properly stop it democracies will have to do much more.

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The rate of infertility is nearly equal between sexes before middle age, yet women still bear the brunt of society’s pressure.

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India has a history of coercive family planning which ignored infertility. A shift in focus will help women’s health.

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From robotic nannies for embryos to algorithms that determine the prime time for conception, AI is changing how we make babies.

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The company has survived by balancing its wholesome, family-oriented image with hard-nosed business strategies.

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Young women are bombarded with Instagram images that can define beauty and how they see themselves. While empowering for some, it can cause many to suffer.

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An ageing Hong Kong needs to end the self-imposed social seclusion of a significant number of its young people. Some efforts are showing promise.

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Singapore started tackling its ageing population early and yet is facing challenges. That does not mean others should not be learning from it.

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Laws and policies that limit civil liberties, from immigration to free speech, are becoming more prominent in democracies around the world.

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