Japan City Freezing Eggs For Women to Boost Population

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Jun. 16, 2016

The Japanese city of Urayasu has announced that it will help pay for women to freeze their eggs in a pilot program aimed at boosting the countrys population. The move comes in response to recent census data, which revealed that Japan's population had fallen by one million people in the past five years. The city is allocating 850,000 to the three-year pilot project, which is being conducted by Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital, and scientists in charge say they hope preserving eggs will encourage women to give birth when they are ready instead of giving up having children. We look at the effort to address Japans declining birth rate on the Lip News with Jo Ankier, Nik Zecevic and Joya Mia Italiano.