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It's time to move conversation beyond abortion

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which is considered by many to be the most significant battle over abortion rights in decades. If the court upholds the Mississippi ...

Why do humans possess a twisted birth canal?

The relatively narrow human birth canal presumably evolved as a "compromise" between its abilities for parturition, support of the inner organs, and upright walking. But not only the size of the birth canal, also its complex, ...

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Birth

Birth (calving in livestock and some other animals, whelping in carnivorous mammals) is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring. The offspring is brought forth from the mother. The time of human birth is defined as the time at which the fetus comes out of the mother's womb into the world. Different forms of birth are oviparity, vivipary and ovovivipary.

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