Europe, Fertility Rates

World’s biggest sperm bank urges easier access to donor sperm to boost European population

Source Vanguard

The world’s largest sperm bank has recently warned the European Union (EU) that access to donor sperms must be improved to reinvigorate the continent’s birth rates, media reported on Monday.

According to figures provided by Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, fertility rates has steadily declined from the mid-1960s, through to the turn of the century in the EU member states.

“In 2015, the total fertility rate in the current 28-member bloc was 1.58 live births per woman. “The level is below a fertility rate of around 2.1 live births per woman, which is considered to be the average number required to keep the population size constant in the absence of migration,’’ Eurostat added.

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