Regarding the June 4 editorial “An uphill battle to reverse the falling birthrate,” since salaries and wages are unlikely to rise, especially in Japanese companies, it is necessary to make medical care freely available to all who want to conceive children.

For example, in vitro fertilization is expensive in Japan. IVF and fertility treatments should be made free and accessible to all people who want to have children and are physically capable of having them, irrespective of age.

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