1. China's One-Child Policy--In Reply.

    JAMA 315(21):2350 (2016) PMID 27272594

  2. Media contribution to violence against health workers in China: a content analysis study of 124 online media reports

    The Lancet 386:S81 (2015)

    Background Violence against health workers has been widely reported by the Chinese media. We aimed to identify the characteristics of the violent events as reported by the media and explore the possible role of media in such violence.
  3. Behavioural and emotional problems in children affected by parental migration in rural China: a cross-sectional survey

    The Lancet 386:S82 (2015)

    Background Concerns for the welfare and human capital development of children of migrant workers in China are growing. An estimated 60 million children were left behind in rural areas, and a further 15 million accompanied their parents to urban areas. The aim of this study wa...
  4. Child maltreatment in China: a cross-sectional study of prevalence and attitudes among young adults

    The Lancet 386:S52 (2015)

    Background No formal child protection system exists in China, and redress can be made only through the legal system. Consequently, all forms of child maltreatment are massively under-reported. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of child maltreatment in China and a...
  5. The End of the One-Child Policy: Lasting Implications for China.

    JAMA 314(24):2619 (2015) PMID 26545258

  6. Health system reform in rural China: voices of healthworkers and service-users.

    Social Science & Medicine 117:134 (2014) PMID 25063969

    Like many other countries China is undergoing major health system reforms, with the aim of providing universal health coverage, and addressing problems of low efficiency and inequity. The first phase of the reforms has focused on strengthening primary care and improving health insurance coverage...
  7. Sociosexuality in mainland China.

    Archives of Sexual Behavior 43(3):621 (2014) PMID 23740470

    The construct of sociosexuality or sociosexual orientation describes the extent to which people will have casual, uncommitted sexual relationships. The Sociosexual Orientation Inventory (SOI) has been used to measure sociosexuality in many countries, but not in China. The aims of this study were...
  8. Health system reforms, violence against doctors and job satisfaction in the medical profession: a cross-sectional survey in Zhejiang Province, Eastern China.

    BMJ Open 4(12):e006431 (2014) PMID 25552614 PMCID PMC4281536

    To explore the factors influencing doctors' job satisfaction and morale in China, in the context of the ongoing health system reforms and the deteriorating doctor-patient relationship. Cross-sectional survey using self-completion questionnaires. The survey was conducted from March to May 2012 am...
  9. Depression and aggression in never-married men in China: a growing problem.

    Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 48(7):1087 (2013) PMID 23232692

    China has the highest excess of male births in the world at 118 to every 100 female, with a current excess of 20 million men of reproductive age. The impact on the psychological well-being of the large numbers of men who will never marry is unclear. This study was carried out to test the hypothe...
  10. High sex ratio as a correlate of depression in Chinese men.

    Journal of Affective Disorders 144(1-2):79 (2013) PMID 22840624

    There is a large and increasing excess of men in China, especially in poor rural areas, with millions now unable to marry. The study aimed to determine whether these high sex ratios influence the prevalence of depression. The study was a cross-sectional survey, using a self-completion questionna...
  11. Son preference and sex-selective abortion in China: informing policy options.

    International Journal of Public Health 57(3):459 (2012) PMID 21681450

    There is growing evidence in China that son preference is on the decline, but the sex ratio at birth is still the highest in the world at around 120 male births to 100 females. The aim of the study was to explore attitudes towards gender preference among people of reproductive age, to determine ...
  12. The effects of artificial gender imbalance. Science & Society Series on Sex and Science.

    EMBO Reports 13(6):487 (2012) PMID 22584356 PMCID PMC3367246

  13. Violence against doctors in China.

    British Medical Journal (Abstracts) 345:e5730 (2012) PMID 22960376

  14. The very high sex ratio in rural China: impact on the psychosocial wellbeing of unmarried men.

    Social Science & Medicine 73(9):1422 (2011) PMID 21907478

    China has the highest male to female sex ratio at birth (SRB) in the world, with levels highest in poor rural areas. Rural-to-urban migration also occurs on a huge scale, but household registration regulations prevent rural-dwellers from settling permanently in cities. However, urban registratio...
  15. Selecting sex: the effect of preferring sons.

    Early Human Development 87(11):759 (2011) PMID 21920680

    Son preference remains common in countries from East Asia through South Asia to the Middle East and North Africa. Where sex selective technology and abortion are readily available, such as in China, South Korea and India, this has led to a marked excess in male births. Worst excesses are seen in...
  16. The consequences of son preference and sex-selective abortion in China and other Asian countries.

    Canadian Medical Association Journal 183(12):1374 (2011) PMID 21402684 PMCID PMC3168620

  17. Behaviour problems in Chinese primary school children.

    Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 46(8):733 (2011) PMID 20526765

    This study aimed to determine levels of behaviour problem in primary school children, and to explore key determinants relevant to the Chinese context: being an only child, urban living, school stressors, being bullied and physical punishment. We administered a child self-completion questionnaire...
  18. Detraditionalisation and attitudes to sex outside marriage in China.

    Culture, Health and Sexuality 13(5):497 (2011) PMID 21452090

    China has undergone massive socio-economic change over the past 30 years. In parallel, there have been huge changes in social and sexual mores. Until the end of the Mao era strict norms prevailed, with sex outside marriage widely regarded as immoral and unacceptable. Detraditionalisation theory ...
  19. Syphilis and social upheaval in China.

    New England Journal of Medicine 363(11):1088 (2010) PMID 20848682

  20. Deteriorating situation for street children in Pakistan: a consequence of war.

    Archives of Disease in Childhood 95(8):655 (2010) PMID 20656743