Married couples had more sex during circuit breaker but baby boom in near future unlikely

The increased frequency of sex persisted in June 2020 after the circuit breaker ended. PHOTO: UNSPLASH
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SINGAPORE - A study that found married women here are reporting increased sexual activity amid the pandemic offers hope that this could potentially help to boost Singapore's ultra-low birth rate.

The study, which tracked more than 400 married women here from 2018, found that they had sex more frequently during the circuit breaker from April 7 to June 1 in 2020, when all non-essential activities ground to a halt to stem the spread of Covid-19.

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