The use of contraceptives such as condoms may still be a dicey affair in many countries. A few nations may consider the use of contraceptives wrong or even have little knowledge of effectively using them. At the same time, there are many individuals who may not be comfortable with the use of contraceptives. This, however, does not stop the growing problem of population control. Conversely, the global human reproductive technologies market is showing signs of there being an increase in the number of people who are medically deemed infertile. The human reproductive technologies available in the market may or may not be able to aid them, depending on the situation.
A Rise in Infertility
According to the World Health Organization, nearly 1.90% of the women between 20 and 44 were not able to bear their first child. Furthermore, 10.5% of the women who had already conceived were unable to reproduce again after that. This points to a growing number of people who are infertile. The reasons for this are diverse. One of the most common reasons for infertility is the increasing amount of stress that we take on a daily basis. Another reason is the growing rate of obesity, especially in developed economies. Another reason for the growth of the global human reproductive technologies market is the consistent consumption of toxins, including alcohol and cigarette smoke. The market is also noting the effects of most couples or women wanting to delay pregnancies by consuming oral contraceptives.
Society and Contraception
Recently, Pope Francis made a double-edged suggestion that contraceptives may be used during the Zika virus outbreak, in order to prevent pregnancies during the outbreak. The Church has long opposed the use of contraceptives, and this move by the Pope could be met with plenty of mixed responses.
Meanwhile, government bodies and many NGOs are promoting the use of birth control measures to not only help control the population explosion, but to also avoid the spreading of sexually transmitted diseases. NYC, for example, distributed male and female birth control units in the city just before Valentine’s Day for 2016.