Birth and fertility rates are falling globally, whether through choice or out of necessity. Countries in East Asia have some of the lowest fertility rates in the world. Photo: AFP

Falling fertility: why more women choose to have fewer children or none at all, while others who want them struggle to conceive

  • While the world’s population continues to grow, in many countries fertility rates have fallen. Women are putting off having children, or not having any
  • Infertility is also on the rise, and in Asia there’s still a stigma about it, but attitudes are changing as more couples take fertility tests
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Birth and fertility rates are falling globally, whether through choice or out of necessity. Countries in East Asia have some of the lowest fertility rates in the world. Photo: AFP
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