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Survey shows that Japanese couples are trying to conceive earlier

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By Shannon, SoraNews24

Japan’s all-time low childbirth rate likely isn’t news to you at this point, so it may surprise you to learn that couples are trying to have children earlier than previous years. Rohto Pharmaceutical conducted their annual survey of Japanese couples with surprising results across the board. They asked 24,992 men and women between the ages of 18 and 70 a number of questions related to marriage and pregnancy, and here’s what they found out.

First off, couples are trying to get pregnant earlier. In 2018, 23.4 percent of couples aged 24-29 said they wanted to start having children; but in 2019, that percentage jumped to 28.6 percent. That means more than one in four Japanese couples want to have kids while they’re still in their 20s.

▼ The average age of conception also went from 32.3 to 32.1 years old. Not too shabby in just one year.

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Couples in the survey also want to get married earlier. In 2018, 38.5 percent of couples said they wanted to get married between the ages of 25-29 in 2018, but that increased to 41.4 percent in the most recent survey. Almost a third said they wanted to have kids while they’re still in their 20s as well.

The survey also revealed measures that couples trying to conceive are taking to increase their chances of pregnancy. 14.7 percent said they were cutting back on caffeine, 11.7 percent are keeping their bodies warm as much as possible, and 15.5 percent are trying to get a healthy level of exercise.

One of the biggest possible reasons for this shift in attitude is that more couples are having difficulty conceiving. Waiting until later in life to have kids, a decrease in sexual activity with age, and partners’ schedules not lining up are all very real contributors to these difficulties. That’s probably why more couples are taking the bull by the horns and putting a bun in the oven while they have the time.

It’s probably important to note that this doesn’t necessarily mean the birth rate is increasing. For that to happen, a lot of work still needs to be done, especially in the area of traditional gender roles.

Source: PR Times

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Caffeine? Keeping your body warm? Try science instead of woo woo. They need to be having more sex at least three times a week, both need to stop smoking and drinking alcohol and the woman needs to eat a well balanced diet - cut out on the ready made and prepackaged stuff, more veg and eat a little fat and carbs too.

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@ Luddite. Totally right.

Have s.ex all the time, eat fresh food as plenty as your stomach tells and let nature do the rest.

There is a difference between "want" and "try".

Everyone wants to be rich. But who tries ?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Earlier is great but don’t have more than one.

Do your bit to keep the population of this planet down. We are wrecking the place.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Mixed messages, in reality.

I was nearly 27 when my daughter was born and I was constantly berated by my doctor and midwives for being too young.

I want another but I doubt it will happen. The biggest deterrent for me is how horribly I was treated during the course of my pregnancy. I was in therapy for more than 3 years because of it. The bullying in this country is astounding.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

I agree about the diet, but please don’t think only the women need to eat right, this mentality always makes me cringe!

Have you ever tried to grow a a plant with a rotten seed? It just doesn’t work!!!!

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Japanese couples are trying to conceive earlier

"Hiruman" as opposed to "tetsuman"?

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@savethegaijin

Truly sorry for you to read that.

How about leaving to a country where people especially women are considered as important as men for the future.

I hope you will be able to get at least 2 for your own sake.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Adopt and keep the population down.

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The men need to stay out of hot water baths and keep the testicles cool by not wearing tight fitting underpants or pants. Sitting in the typical 38 C. water for extended time actually weakens or reduces the sperm count in the testicles. Only the strongest sperm can swim far enough to conceive, so don't make them weaker. Take a warm shower, wash, and rinse.

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Go for it before going to ofuro ;)

Sperm quality remains the same for several days in a row and is renewed fast enough over several days.

Anyway, point is the woman first to feel comfortable. Good luck.

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