Demographics

Croatia: suicide is a public health issue 

Thursday 31 March 2022 | Marina Kelava
| H-Alter

Croatia has not yet adopted a national suicide prevention strategy, despite the suicide rate recorded in the country being higher than the European and global average.


Ten European countries pay egg donors anywhere from 250 to 2,000 euros 

Thursday 03 March 2022 | Ángela Bernardo
Antonio Hernández
| Civio

In addition to economic or altruistic motivation, anonymity plays a key role in egg or sperm donation, although an increasing number of countries require disclosure of donor identities.


More than half of European countries prohibit access to assisted reproduction for lesbians and almost a third do so for single women 

Tuesday 02 November 2021 | Eva Belmonte
María Álvarez Del Vayo
Ángela Bernardo
Carmen Torrecillas
Antonio Hernández
| Civio

The situation is much more difficult for trans and intersex people. In addition to the legal barriers, they face economic stumbling blocks: most public health systems cover only part of the costs or have very long wait lists or narrow access criteria.


Assisted reproduction in Hungary has a success rate of 2% 

Tuesday 15 February 2022 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Erika and her husband have tried in-vitro fertilisation four times since 2017, but after two implantations without success they had enough of the overworked Hungarian healthcare system and decided to try their luck abroad. They have never regretted their decision.


Spain, Czechia, Denmark and Belgium are the meccas of reproductive tourism 

Wednesday 10 November 2021 | Ángela Bernardo
Eva Belmonte
María Álvarez Del Vayo
Carmen Torrecillas
| Civio

Barriers in many European countries push thousands of people abroad to access assisted reproductive technology techniques. In some cases, they take out huge loans to pay for the treatments.


Useful data on assisted reproduction in Europe

Tuesday 30 November 2021 | OBC Transeuropa

The sources which were used for EDJNet's data-driven investigation on access to assisted reproduction techniques in Europe.


The postcode lottery of publicly-funded assisted reproduction in Spain 

Monday 29 November 2021 | María Álvarez Del Vayo
Eva Belmonte
Ángela Bernardo
Carmen Torrecillas
Olalla Tuñas
Miguel Ángel Gavilanes
| Civio

Many autonomous communities are not providing the bare minimum of provision in Spain’s health service and are using stripped back services, age limits and imposing fees in order to avoid providing the service.


Homicide and suicide rates in the EU are falling 

Wednesday 17 February 2021 | Laszlo Arato
| EUrologus

Over the last ten years, there were significantly fewer homicides in the EU. Suicide rates have also dropped. While the situation in certain northern countries is less rosy, there were considerably fewer violent deaths per 100,000 people in the South.


One in three European regions have higher COVID-19 deaths in second wave 

Monday 14 December 2020 | Clara Guibourg
| Newsworthy

Compared to the first wave in spring, excess deaths this autumn are less concentrated in a few hard-hit regions. As Europe’s second wave begins to pass its peak, we’ve gathered data from over 750 regions in Europe so as to track the real toll of the pandemic.


Bucharest still has an AIDS problem 

Tuesday 17 November 2020 | Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

Contrary to the trend across Europe, the Romanian capital has seen a drastic increase in AIDS cases in the last decade. The crisis is fueled by the use of synthetic drugs and lack of harm reduction services