The city of Copenhagen has launched a campaign to persuade young couples to have children as the nation faces total demographic collapse.
The drive is part of the national MaybeBaby initiative, which aims to teach young people and children about the dangers of engaging in activity which affects fertility and of having children too late. Inhabitants of the Danish capital now don’t have their first child, on average, until they reach 31 – too mature for women to make the most of their fertility, a factor that prevents many couples from having the number of children they may want.
Compounding this, a fifth of all Danish couples choose to remain childless. Conesquently, the natural population of Danes is in free-fall, and the government is having to welcome mass migration to make up numbers of taxpayers, even though this comes with social costs of its own.
The new Copenhagen campaign features cartoons asking men whether their sperm are “swimming too slowly”, and women whether they have “counted their eggs today”, in an attempt to get thinking about fertility – and a short film reminds couples that drinking excessively, smoking marijuana, and contracting sexually transmitted diseases all reduce the ability of being able to conceive a child. The film also mentions university education – one of the key factors that pushes back the age of women having their first child.
TheLocal.dk reports the comments of Ninna Thomsen, Copenhagen’s deputy mayor for health, who says the film should prompt young people to start a family earlier, while they are still in education. At present, it is most common for couples to wait until they have finished university, landed their dream jobs, and bought a house – and even then a desire to climb the career ladder can put many women off having children at all.
She said: “My goal isn’t to get everyone to have children when they are 25. But we want people to consider that it could be a good idea to have children while studying.
“Decreased fertility affects many young couples today and I don’t think it is a particularly fun experience to go through. I think that the idea of having children is a part of the dream that many people have for their lives”.
Denmark is unusual among European countries in that it not only recognises the demographic crisis it faces, but is also determined to do something about it other than importing human beings from the third world to replace the children it’s own citizens find inconvenient to have.
While the bare minimum fertility rate to keep a population in equilibrium is a 2.1 children per couple average, Denmark presently stands at just 1.7. Almost all European countries are at a similar level – Britain is 1.9, Russia is 1.7, and shockingly Germany, Poland, and Greece all sit at 1.3.
Just last week, Breitbart London reported on the private initiative of one Danish holiday company to protect its own future business by encouraging holiday makers to have sex while abroad – to make more Danish children. Spies holidays launched the campaign, where frustrated elder mothers who wanted grandchildren could pay for their own grown-up sons to go on holiday in the hope they would strike lucky – and return with a pregnant girlfriend.
The initiative followed another campaign by the same company in 2014 which promised to reward any customer who could prove they conceived while on holiday three years worth of baby supplies and a free, child-friendly holiday for the new family in future.