Infertility – A Growing Concern For India
The total fertility rate for India, measured as the number of children born to a woman, has fallen from 4.97 during 1975-80 to 2.3 for the current period of 2015-20.This may be welcome for the highly populated state of India that is burgeoning under its effect, but it also points towards the trend of young couples unable to procreate.
This sharp decline in fertility is being attributed to environmental toxins, rampant use of plastics, a change in diet that also contains chemicals and genetic mutations. The declining sperm counts are also a cause for worry.
It is vitally important to make both men and women aware of this impending doom so that they can make informed decisions about their lives.