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Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology against freezing eggs because of harm on health
A panel under the society tells young and healthy women not to preserve their frozen eggs for use by age 45. Japan's low birth cannot be solved this way. The need for women to take drugs is also harmful for their health.
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‘Death with dignity’ debate troubling Japan, as it opens the door to euthanasia
Health spending now stands at US$ 350 billion, one third for people over 75. With a low birth rate , the country’s population shrank for the first time last year. The issue is front and centre on TV, in newspapers and parliament. For one pro-life group, it would lead to “genetic selection”.
Tokyo aims to curb health care costs: "Keep the elderly at home, stop long term hospitalizations"
The country is aging at a seemingly unstoppable pace, the birth rate continues to decline and the cost of the hospital sector soars to 350 billion Euros per year. The government is trying to lower the numbers and announces a reduction in reimbursements for surgically inserted feeding tubes, which currently include 260 thousand elderly.
Japan, state funds to freeze eggs and have children after 45 years of age
The city of Utayasu announces: from April 1 a new wing of the local hospital will be opened for the storage of frozen eggs. The government will pay 70% of medical expenses for women - between 20 and 34 years of age - who want to avail of the program. Japan hit by a demographic crisis that seems irreversible.
Japan's 'empty cradles' threaten Shinzo Abe's recovery attempt
For the seventh consecutive year, the number of births fell in Japan. For the 33rd consecutive year, the number of those under 15 years dropped as well. With the national economy in danger of collapse, the Church comes out in favour of more births.
Abe pledges serious action against the looming “demographic winter”
Japan’s birth rate now stands at 1.42 children. Over the next 50 years, its population could drop by 50 million. This is placing a huge burden on the pension system. Social and economic conditions are driving couples to have fewer children. “An individualistic culture prevails in the country,” PIME missionary says.
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