Recent surveys show infertility rate is on the rise in Chinese between the ages 25 and 30.
Recent surveys show infertility rate is on the rise in Chinese between the ages 25 and 30, Xkb.com.cn reported.
Repeated abortions, excessive sex and unhealthy bodyweight have all lead to this rise, Dr. Zhang Meimei, a chief gynecologist in Guangzhou Women's Hospital, said.
Zhang said that repeated abortions will severely damage the women's physical functions, resulting in infertility.
Zhang also said young couples who plan to have children tend to be indulgent in sex, wishing to increase the odds. "That's also bad for health and will reduce the ability to have children," Zhang said.
Moreover, unhealthy bodyweight -- too heavy and too thin -- may also be a major cause, Zhang said, adding that first-time pregnancy is the most important, and young couples should cherish it.
(China.org.cn October 14, 2011)