Seasonal migration induced spousal separation and infertility: growing evidences demand significance in developing countries
Based on secondary literature, this paper discusses a comparatively less analyzed fact in study of health and demography; the connection between seasonal migration and infertility. As reported, seasonal migration by husbands in many contexts significantly interrupts sexual activities, contraceptive use and results in lower birth rate which potentially incurs infertility in long run. Not only in developing world, are developed countries also facing challenges of frequent seasonal migration that influences transition in population structure declining birth rates. Further research and studies could help in collecting and documenting more evidence for analysis the association between seasonal migration and lower birth rate affecting health and population structure. Association with seasonal migration induced gap in sexual relationship in families and lower birth rates leading to infertility needs more attention in exploring facts and correlations for articulation of better policy and health planning in poor and undeveloped health care settings.
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