Older couples seeking 2nd child face sperm problem
As an increasing number of couples, many past their reproductive prime, seek to have a second child under China’s new two-child policy, challenges exist including poor sperm quality, experts said.
China’s State Council issued a resolution on Tuesday on implementing the universal two-child policy and improving family planning services to carry out the new law.
According to official estimates, 60 percent of the couples who are newly eligible for a second baby are age 35 or older, and many of these are visiting fertility specialists for advice or assistance.
Despite the lack of a national survey on sperm quality, China has seen an increasing reproduction problem, with the infertile population exceeding 50 million. Half involve infertile husbands with low sperm quality, according to official estimates