Commission Clarifies Changes in New Birth Control Policy
The new birth policy now allows couples to have a second child if either spouse is a single child. Parents that had multiple children from their first pregnancy are not allowed to have any more children. Several discussions were held on the matter as the media opened that eligible couples can have a second pregnancy if they had multiple children during their first pregnancy. Commission officials made it clear that the policy meant two children and not two births.
Although many welcome the change in the birth control policy, some couples are having second thoughts on having a second child because of the high cost of raising children. The National Health and Family Planning Commission said that there are 20 million couples with one parent who is a only child are allowed to have two children and half of those couples are willing to have another child.