Monday, July 26, 2010

Women and Fertility

From the Telegraph:
Women living near an ancient fertility symbol produce the most babies in the country according to new figures.

The naked 180ft Cerne Abbas Giant though to be thousands of years old - is carved out in the chalk downs in North Dorset.

Women living near him have three children in their lifetime which is a national record.

They are the highest for anywhere in the country for more than 40 years.

Standing erect for locals to see the giant could be having an inspirational effect on couples in the area say locals.

And from Times of India:
A woman, as everyone knows, usually gives birth to a baby after nine months of pregnancy, but in Bihar 298 women claim to have delivered two to five children in a span of 60 days - at least that's what records of incentives amount given to new mothers under a government scheme show.

A woman gets around Rs.1,000 when she gives birth under the government's Janani Suraksha Yojana but a total of Rs.6.6 lakh was paid as incentive to 298 women who claimed to have delivered two to five children within 60 days under the scheme, says a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) that exposes corruption in the state.

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