The country’s population is about two thirds female and nearly one-third under 30.
It is also one of the world’s most expensive places to be a woman.
As many as 40 per cent of Chinese women in their 30s live in poverty, and a large proportion of them work as housekeepers.
But the country’s high rate of birth defects makes it the only country in the world where congenital heart defects can be detected early in life.
“Pregnancy is the biggest challenge of life,” says Zhang Yuxiang, a medical epidemiologist with China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission.
“It’s not just about having children, it’s about what you can give birth to.”
China’s health system has been beset by scandal over the last year as officials struggled to curb the countrys soaring number of congenital birth defects.
At the height of the crisis, more than 3,000 newborns had been born with congenital defects.
Officials say the rate is much lower than in developed countries but that the government has been reluctant to tackle the problem.
The country has been working to address the problem since the first cases of congenial heart defects were detected in 2008.
But in recent years, the number of cases has increased dramatically.
According to government statistics, there were more than 8,000 congenital congenital malformations in China in 2015, compared to about 3,500 in 2006.
China’s medical authorities have been battling to contain the problem, with more than 400,000 new cases reported in 2015.
A recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that China’s total fertility rate has been rising since the late 1990s, and is now in the range of 1.3 children per woman.
“China’s population growth is outpacing the birth rate,” said Zhang.
“The government is struggling to make the population growth targets that are needed.”
China has a long-standing shortage of healthcare workers, with many Chinese women unable to find qualified women to work as birth attendants or housekeepers in the country.
Health authorities are struggling to find doctors to perform vital surgeries, like deliveries, or even to care for newborns, in the city of Beijing.
In some rural areas, women have been forced to give birth on the streets, in cramped, filthy conditions.
Many women say they are being coerced into giving birth at unsafe labour camps, where they are beaten, starved and forced to perform unsafe labour.
Women are also forced to stay at home and have to be seen by a doctor on a regular basis to receive care.
According the WHO, the lack of adequate medical care and inadequate facilities have contributed to the rising number of births.
“This is the first time we have heard of cases of a congenital defect occurring in China,” said Wang Xiaochuan, a researcher at the China Centre for Medical Research.
“If it were not for these circumstances, it is likely that we would not have the first congenital anomaly to arise in the Chinese population.”
Many families in China rely on their local government to pay for healthcare for their children, but the system is struggling under the strain of the country s economic crisis and soaring healthcare costs.
In rural areas where women live in relative isolation, they have no access to healthcare.
The lack of access has caused an acute shortage of medical personnel and nurses.
A shortage of doctors and nurses is a major concern in China, where health services have become the lifeblood of the economy.
According a recent report from the United Nations Development Programme, China had the highest proportion of doctors in the developed world at 30 per cent in 2017.
“When it comes to healthcare, health is an afterthought,” said Yang Jinghua, the director of the China Institute for Health and Population Research.
He added that the current crisis has made China’s healthcare system much more complicated.
“We need to change the way the healthcare system is structured,” said Mr Yang.
“At the moment, it can be very difficult for Chinese people to access healthcare.
This is because it is difficult to find enough healthcare providers, because the healthcare infrastructure is so inadequate.”
The lack Of access to a safe, safe environment is one of China s biggest challenges, according to Dr Zhang.
China is one in a long line of countries where it has been difficult to deliver safe, effective healthcare.
In China, hospitals are often overcrowded, with inadequate facilities, and the quality of healthcare is poor.
In many rural areas there are no doctors, nurses or other healthcare professionals.
Some clinics have been closed for decades, and women have had to resort to begging for medical attention.
“I can only tell you this: I am extremely angry at the government,” said Ms Wang.
“They are doing nothing about the crisis.
There is no health minister or anything like that.”
The government says it is working to solve the crisis through measures to improve the health and wellbeing of women and families, but