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Spain appoints minister for sex to produce more babies

Spanish Government has appointed a Minister of Sex in order to boost the nation’s declining population.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed Edelmira Barreira as the country’s top sex official.

With this move, the government hopes to boost Spain’s falling birth rate, which is one of the lowest in the developed world.

The Spanish government revealed that the move is aimed at getting Spaniards to produce more babies.

Experts have however attributed the decline in birth rate among Spaniards to long working hours and the culture of eating late at night.

Spain in recent years has recorded declining birth rates which according to reports places it among developing countries with the lowest index.

Spanish Government has appointed a Minister of Sex in order to boost the nation’s declining population.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed Edelmira Barreira as the country’s top sex official.

With this move, the government hopes to boost Spain’s falling birth rate, which is one of the lowest in the developed world.

The Spanish government revealed that the move is aimed at getting Spaniards produce more babies.

Experts have however attributed the decline in birth rate among Spaniards to long working hours and the culture of eating late at night.

Spain in recent years has recorded declining birth rates which according to reports places it among developing countries with the lowest index.

Last year, for the first time, Spain’s deaths outnumbered its births. According to experts, they claim the reasons for the decline in births are three: working long hours, eating late at night, and going to bed after midnight. In addition, youth unemployment rose to 48% in 2015, second only to Greece in Europe.

Spanish women, on average, are the oldest women in Europe by the time they begin having children – aged 32. Spanish women have 1.3 children on average.

The Institute for Family Policies blamed the economic crisis; Spain’s education ministry said the declining birth-rate “aggravates other economic imbalances and generates important impacts in the Welfare State,” according to the Spanish newspaper ABC.

Barreira will be tasked with creating a national strategy to rectify the situation.

Spain is not alone; in 2016, Italy initiated “Fertility Day”; Sweden and Denmark have been attempting to encourage more sex.

 

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