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Sweden proposal to allow sex on government time

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These are excerpts from the BBC. So what's the matter? Don't you people make love anymore? Don't you have time for it? Don't you have interest or maybe you need a change of diet? Or do you need us Asians to show you how?

"Mr Muskos, a councillor in a small Swedish town, hit the headlines this week after proposing that municipal employees should be allowed a break from their working day to have sex. Mr Muskos's lively idea is only the latest example of officials pushing procreation, as countries around the world find their birth rates in the doldrums. But his proposal isn't just about boosting baby-making, it's about enhancing people's lives - particularly women's.

South Korea's health ministry took drastic action in Protected content try to encourage staff to go home and multiply - they began turning the building's lights off on one day a month at 19: Protected content relatively early end to the day in a country known for its long working hours. That earned it the sobriquet "Ministry of Matchmaking"

For the past decade, Russia has instituted an annual "Day of Conception" of 12 September. In some regions, couples who go on to give birth exactly nine months later, on National Day on 12 June, get a prize

Late last year hotels in Assisi, Italy, began offering a free holiday to couples who conceived there - but efforts by the state to fight falling birth rates have met with criticism

An array of measures have been adopted to try to halt the plummeting birth rate in Taiwan, including "baby bonuses", government help financing fertility treatment and more subsidies for childcare - along with matchmaking events among unmarried staff at the interior ministry

In Romania, the regime of Nicolae Ceausescu didn't flinch from using the most authoritarian of methods to push up birth rates from the Protected content - forbidding sex education, outlawing contraception, declaring foetuses "the property of the entire society" and forcing women to undergo regular clinical examinations so pregnancies could be picked up and monitored as early as possible."

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