Thailand bets on ‘magic pills’ to boost declining birth rate

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018 in Population Control

BANGKOK (REUTERS) – Thailand has tried cash bonuses and tax incentives to boost the country’s birth rate, but on Valentine’s Day today (Feb 14), it adopted a new approach – handing out vitamin pills. Like several other Asian countries, Thailand is ageing rapidly. Birth rates have dropped sharply from more than 6 children per woman in 1960 to 1.5 in 2015, according to World Bank figures. In Bangkok, health officials handed out folic acid and iron...

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