An increasing number of couples are trying to conceive and are trying to prepare their bodies for the birth of a baby. There may be various reasons and backgrounds, but according to the ``2021 Basic Survey on Social Security and Population Issues'' released by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, 39.2% of Japanese couples have ``worried about infertility.'' This is said to be around 1 in 2.6 couples.
Furthermore, 22.7% of couples have actually undergone (or are currently undergoing) an infertility test or treatment, or approximately 1 in 4.4 couples have taken some kind of action for infertility.
In Japan, when we talk about ``fertility efforts'', the mainstream is a review of diet and lifestyle, and ``onkatsu'' that warms the body, but how are infertility treated overseas and what kind of pregnancy efforts are there?
We spoke to Taiwanese obstetrics and gynecology specialist Lin Yingmei, who works at Cardinal Tien Catholic Hospital and Smile Muse Clinic, about the fertility situation in Taiwan, where the number of people visiting from Japan to try to conceive has increased in recent years.