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3 reasons young Hong Kong couples are reluctant to have children

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Letters3 reasons young Hong Kong couples are reluctant to have children

Readers discuss the factors deterring Hongkongers from having children, and support for those with terminal illnessesHong KongLettersPublished: 11:30am, 11 Sep, 2023Why you can trust SCMP

Feel strongly about these letters, or any other aspects of the news? Share your views by emailing us your Letter to the Editor at [email protected] or filling in this Google form. Submissions should not exceed 400 words, and must include your full name and address, plus a phone number for verification.I have three young children, and I feel that many factors in Hong Kong are telling young couples not to have kids.First, there are not enough childcare services. If you are a well-educated woman with bright career prospects, you’ve probably made up your mind not to get married or have a baby.

If women give birth, they either have to take care of the babies themselves, or leave them in the full-time care of grandparents, or domestic helpers, who might be reluctant to take care of children.

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