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Increase in Work Hours Reduces Pregnancy Chance: Report

Increase in Work Hours Reduces Pregnancy Chance: Report

SEOUL, Oct. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — An increase in working hours among women reduces the chance of them getting pregnant, a report showed Tuesday. According to the report by the National Assembly Budget Office, the chance of conceiving a baby is reduced by 0.34 percentage point for every additional hour a married woman works per [...]

South Korean Women Are Being Told When to Get Pregnant at Work

South Korean Women Are Being Told When to Get Pregnant at Work

SEOUL, Dec. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the government’s drive to boost declining birth rates, routine violations of women’s rights in the workplace continue to take place in South Korea. A series of reports showing employers interfering with female workers’ personal affairs – including pregnancy and marriage – has sent shockwaves across the country this [...]

National Health Insurance to Offer Greater Coverage for Pregnancy and Childbirth

National Health Insurance to Offer Greater Coverage for Pregnancy and Childbirth

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Starting next month, national health insurance coverage for pregnancy and childbirth will be expanded as part of the government’s effort to encourage couples to have children.  On August 28, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) announced that starting in September, entitlement to pregnancy and childbirth insurance coverage will [...]

Majority of Koreans Support Abortion, If Necessary

Majority of Koreans Support Abortion, If Necessary

SEOUL, Oct. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – According to a recent survey by Gallup Korea, 74 percent of Korean adults (1,018 participants) were willing to allow abortion if necessary. Only 21 percent said the practice must be more strictly controlled, and 5 percent reserved their opinion.  The three-day survey study began on Tuesday, the same day [...]

Stronger Law against Abortion Sparks Debate

Stronger Law against Abortion Sparks Debate

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – Last month, the health ministry announced revisions to a bill to eradicate unethical medical practices in Korea, revoking medical licenses for up to a year if doctors engage in illicit activities. The revision included eight medical practices, including ghost surgery and reusing needles, but sparked controversy when induced abortion [...]

Expectant Mothers Grow Anxious over Toxic Chemicals

Expectant Mothers Grow Anxious over Toxic Chemicals

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Pregnant women in Korea have grown more anxious than ever with widespread media coverage of toxic chemicals used in daily products, on top of deadly cases such as the Oxy humidifier sterilizer scandal.  According to a survey study by obstetricians at Ewha Womans University Medical Center (Mok-dong), 99.2 percent [...]