Women’s Ministry Sounds Alarm on Male Infertility in Malaysia
by: The Beat Asia
April 05, 2023
During a parliamentary hearing on April 5, Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Aiman Athirah Sabu revealed a biologically troubling news: male infertility in Malaysia has reached an “alarming level.”
She cited the National Population and Family Development Board (LPPKN)’s sperm analysis data, which showed that 60% of the test results were abnormal, news agency Bernama reported on April 5.
The minister’s statement was in response to Senator Datuk Dr. Dominic Lau Hoe Chai’s inquiry about what is being done about the declining birth rate in the country. She pinpointed the high cost of living, women’s further participation in the workforce, and marrying at later stages to be the leading factors of the country’s declining fertility rate.
She added that the Men Wellness Clinic in Kuala Lumpur started its work in the LPPKN Subfertility Clinic last October, with an eye for expansion to six more LPPKN clinics in other areas.
Meanwhile, a study published in the National Library of Medicine in the United States stated there is a correlation between “educational attainment, marital duration, as well as the age of wife” and the seminal abnormalities in the male subjects.
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