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Ratio of Babies Born to Multicultural Families Hits New High in 2019

Ratio of Babies Born to Multicultural Families Hits New High in 2019

SEJONG, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The proportion of babies born to multicultural families out of all childbirths in South Korea reached an all-time high in 2019 due to the country’s low birthrate, government data showed Thursday. The number of babies born to multicultural married couples came to 17,939 last year, down 0.8 percent from [...]

New Dads Suffer as Postnatal Care Centers Impose Stringent Visitor Restrictions

New Dads Suffer as Postnatal Care Centers Impose Stringent Visitor Restrictions

SEOUL, Aug. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A 37-year-old worker referred to only as Kim was asked to leave right after he brought his wife and new-born twins to rest at a postnatal care center. After the resurgence of COVID-19 in South Korea in recent days, the nation’s postnatal care centers shifted their policy towards banning [...]

Majority of Abandoned Babies from Baby Boxes Sent to Government Facilities

Majority of Abandoned Babies from Baby Boxes Sent to Government Facilities

SEOUL, Nov. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — In the last five years, the vast majority of the babies abandoned in baby boxes were found to have been sent to so-called ‘protection facilities’. The Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea (BAI) reported on Tuesday that between 2014 and 2018, 929 baby orphans out of 962 (96.6 [...]

Calls for Postpartum Depression Treatment Intensifying as Horrifying Infant Killings Shock the Nation

Calls for Postpartum Depression Treatment Intensifying as Horrifying Infant Killings Shock the Nation

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Cases of maternal filicide (the killing of a child by their own parent) have raised shock, outrage, and concern across the nation. A large number of the “murders” are open-and-shut cases in that the mothers voluntarily called the police and 119 (emergency services) after causing the deaths of their children. What [...]

Antibiotics Prescription for Infants Much Higher in South Korea: Report

Antibiotics Prescription for Infants Much Higher in South Korea: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean infants are prescribed antibiotics in much higher frequency than those in other countries, the latest research report said Thursday, confirming concerns in the medical community of serious misuse that could hurt the immune system.  The results show South Korean toddlers on average are prescribed antibiotics 3.41 times [...]