Iran tries to reverse its slumping birthrate

Jan 7, 2014

Iran tries to reverse its slumping birthrate

In Iran, free condoms and government-backed vasectomies are out, replaced by sermons praising larger families and discussions of even offering gold coins to the families of newborns. Having successfully curbed birthrates for two decades, Iran now is promoting a baby boom to help make ...

May 30, 2013

Flak dooms handbook pushing motherhood

by Jun Hongo

A government task force discussing measures to boost Japan’s low birthrate has scrapped an idea to give young women handbooks informing them of certain medical facts — including those pertaining to infertility — faced by some women in their late 30s. The handbook, tentatively ...