According to reports, The South Korean ministry of health and welfare made an announcement urging the citizens to have more sex following a 5.3 per cent drop in new born babies in the first five month of 2016 compares to the same time in 2015.
Among the "emergency measures" to enthuse its populace into starting, or growing, their family are financial support for couples seeking fertility treatment and extra paternity leave for parents welcoming a second child.
Health Minister Chung Chin-youb said, The government prepared such emergency measures with a desperate mind that we must exert all possible efforts to block the current low birth rate that continues to decline
But these still fall short of transforming the sense of defeat felt by youths into a sense of hope, or to console the working mums who shed tears during our policy debate.
The BBC reports that South Korea's birth rate has plummeted since the 1960s despite billions of pounds worth of government spending.
The government will spend up to £44m on the new measures, according to the Korea Times, although there are fears that state policy will not be able to over power a corporate culture seen as "family-unfriendly"