A recent study published in an AP Report showed that growing numbers of people in Japan are not having sex. This has health officials concerned about declining birth rates. Here’s an excerpt:
(AP) — The secret behind Japan’s plunging birth rate? A record 39.7 percent of Japanese citizens ages 16-49 have not had sex for over a month – up 5 percentage points from two years ago – according to a survey published this week by the Japan Family Planning Association. Among married couples, the rate was only slightly lower, at 34.6 percent.
“This is very bad news for the country’s birth rate, and something the government needs to look into urgently,” said Dr. Kunio Kitamura, the family planning association’s director. Continue reading Report: Not Enough Sex in Japan