China saw its infertility rate rise to 18 per cent in 2020, according to a recent study. Photo: AFP China saw its infertility rate rise to 18 per cent in 2020, according to a recent study. Photo: AFP
China saw its infertility rate rise to 18 per cent in 2020, according to a recent study. Photo: AFP

China population: infertility rate rising faster than expected, new reproductive study shows

  • One out of every 5.6 couples of childbearing age in China is unable to make a baby despite frequently having unprotected sex for at least a year
  • New findings come as world’s most populous country is scrambling to deal with a demographic crisis

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China saw its infertility rate rise to 18 per cent in 2020, according to a recent study. Photo: AFP China saw its infertility rate rise to 18 per cent in 2020, according to a recent study. Photo: AFP
China saw its infertility rate rise to 18 per cent in 2020, according to a recent study. Photo: AFP
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