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Premature Baby Born from Undocumented Vietnamese Couple Survives After Special Care

Premature Baby Born from Undocumented Vietnamese Couple Survives After Special Care

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A baby born from undocumented Vietnamese parents has survived after timely medical intervention. The wife of a 25-year-old Vietnamese student of undocumented status gave birth to a son last September at Seoul National University Hospital through a cesarean section. The baby was struggling from respiratory disorders and jaundice and [...]

Ultra-premature Baby Discharged from Hospital

Ultra-premature Baby Discharged from Hospital

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul Asan Medical Center announced that Cho Geon-woo, a 23.5-centimeter-long baby who was four months premature and weighed only 288 grams at the time of birth, had safely left the hospital last week after 153 days of intensive medical treatment. Cho’s parents from Haman, South Gyeongsang Province, had their [...]

Debate Grows over Having a Baby Through Sperm Donation

Debate Grows over Having a Baby Through Sperm Donation

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — After Sayuri Fujita gave birth through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) without being married, there is growing dispute over whether it is possible to get pregnant and give birth without being married in South Korea. Sayuri, a Japanese TV personality based in South Korea, recently unveiled that she gave birth to a son [...]

Private Sector Employees Taking Paternity Leave Top 20,000 in 2019

Private Sector Employees Taking Paternity Leave Top 20,000 in 2019

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of private sector employees taking paternity leave exceeded 20,000 for the first time last year, government data showed Wednesday, amid a growing societywide campaign to promote a balance between work and family life. According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor, 22,297 male private sector employees took [...]

23 pct of S. Korean Singles Say They Don’t Plan to Have Children: Poll

23 pct of S. Korean Singles Say They Don’t Plan to Have Children: Poll

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly one out of four single South Koreans don’t want to have babies, even after they marry, due to concerns over child-rearing costs, a survey showed Tuesday. According to a survey by matchmaking agency Duo Info Corp., 37.6 percent of unmarried respondents said they want to have a child [...]

Speaking Up for the Underprivileged

Speaking Up for the Underprivileged

SEOUL, May 15 (Korea Bizwire) – Petitions to the Blue House have been serving as an active communication channel between the public and the highest corridors of power since President Moon Jae-in took office last year. On May 14, the Blue House and National Information Society Agency (NIA) disclosed the big data analysis result of over 160,000 [...]