China's Relaxed One-Child Rule to Help Fertility Industry
China's fertility industry could benefit now that the Chinese government has relaxed its one-child policy.
China eased the country's one-child per couple policy at the end of October. All married couples are permitted to have two children.
The world's fertility clinics should see an increase in business.
Couples face problems when trying to conceive through clinics in China. Some couples prefer to select the gender of their child. The government does not permit gender selection, or advanced fertility methods.
Middle-class Chinese couples travel to Australia, Thailand or the United States for fertility treatments. These foreign markets could benefit from an increased demand for fertility services.
A fertility clinic in Thailand told VOA that the number of Chinese patients has nearly doubled in the past three years.
The same clinic changed its business procedures to attract Chinese clients. The clinic hired a Mandarin-speaking staff and printed its documents in Mandarin.
Sue Channon works for a fertility clinic in Sydney. She says, "there has certainly been an increase in inquiries from Chinese consumers. We have a very strong reputation in Australia for delivering very high quality and safe fertility services. Many of our doctors and staff in Australia speak Mandarin."
China's one-child policy was lifted this year after being implemented 35 years ago. The country reached 1 billion people in 1982.
Today, China has nearly 1.3 billion people.
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十月底，政府决定放宽每对夫妇只准生育一个孩子的计划生育政策 。所有夫妇都可生育二胎 。
在我国，夫妻备孕时会面临很多问题 。很多夫妇在怀孕时想要选择孩子的性别 。而政府是禁止医院做任何性别鉴定或提供一些先进的生育方法的 。
一些家庭条件较好的夫妇会选择赴澳大利亚、泰国或是美国进行孕期护理 。这些需求的增长大大刺激了国外市场的生育行业 。
为了吸引中国客户，这家医院专门制定了相关的业务机制 。此外，医院还雇佣了会讲普通话的翻译，并且还用中文打印相关文件 。
苏夏在悉尼一家医院工作 。她说，“中国消费者咨询的数量明显增加了很多 。在澳大利亚，我们医院因高质量和安全的生育服务享有很高的声誉 。在澳大利亚的医院里，很多医生和工作人员都会说普通话 。”
实施近35年的计划生育政策于今年底被取消 。1982中国的人口高达10亿 。