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birth

 [berth]
a coming into being; the act or process of being born.
birth certificate a written, authenticated record of the birth of a child, required by state laws throughout the United States. After a birth is registered, a birth certificate is issued which represents legal proof of parentage, age, and citizenship, and is of great personal and legal importance. A birth certificate is required for many legal and business or personal transactions. Whether the child is born at home or at the hospital, the physician, midwife, or other attendant must report the birth to the local or state registrar. The report becomes a permanent record, and a certificate is issued to the parents. If a child dies during birth, an immediate report and certification of the birth and death are required, containing a statement of the cause of death.
birth control the concept of limiting the size of families by measures designed to prevent conception. The movement of that name began in modern times as a humanitarian reform to conserve the health of mothers and the welfare of children, especially among the poor. More recently it has been superseded by the term family planning, which means planning the arrival of children to correspond with the desire and resources of the married couple. See also contraception.
multiple birth the birth of two or more offspring produced in the same gestation period.
premature birth (preterm birth) expulsion of the fetus from the uterus before termination of the normal gestation period, but after independent existence has become possible; defined as birth occurring before 37 completed weeks (295 days), counting from the first day of the last normal menstrual period. Approximately 6 to 8 per cent of all live births in the United States are premature, and premature births are the major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality.

birth cer·ti·fi·cate

official, legal document recording details of a live birth, usually comprising name, date, place, identity of parents, and sometimes additional information such as birth weight.

birth certificate

n.
An official record of the date and place of a person's birth, usually including the names of the parents.

birth certificate

a legal document recording information about a birth, including, among other details, the date, time, and location of the event; identity of the mother and father; and identity of the attending physician or licensed midwife.
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He said parents and pupils travel over 60km from remote villages such as Sambalat, Kapyego and Arror to Kapsowar to apply for the birth certificates.
Most learners who were sent away from public and private schools due to validation of their birth certificates urged the ministry to extend the registration period.
These kids told Sheena, over and over again, that not having a birth certificate made it difficult for them to get a license, learn to drive, and get a job.
In July, the Northwest Territories announced it would allow people to change their birth certificates to a third gender option.
Meanwhile, transgender individuals who were born in other states can face an even tougher path to amending their birth certificates.
The process is easier for those whose siblings have birth certificates.
In addition, my grandson has to have the following documents before an addendum could be done: (1) latest copy of birth certificate to be corrected; (2) two photocopies of a certification from the hospital indicating its exact address; (3) two photocopies of the personal records of the document owner (with place of birth); (4) school records; (5) voter's
The birth certificate service is available at 11 public healthcare facilities.
Hart pointed to biological reasons as to why the Legislature and state Health Board were refraining from listing same-sex couples as parents on state birth certificates.
However, only parents whose children are born in Bahrain can apply for electronic birth certificates.
This effectively negates the ability of transgender Kansans to change their birth certificates even after transitioning.
Credible sources told Online that DMA while ignoring the national security of the country issued fake and illegal birth certificates to Afghan nationals against the millions of rupees as bribery.