Thailand

Thailand hands out prenatal vitamins for Valentine's Day

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Thai government is handing out pills it calls "very magical vitamins" to prospective mothers to boost the country's falling birthrate.

Government workers started distributing 1 million baht's ($28,600) worth of prenatal vitamins Tuesday to women between the ages of 20 and 34.

The pills contain folic acid and iron.

The giveaway is part of a program called "the campaign for red-cheeked Thai women to have children for the country using very magical vitamins."

Fewer Thai couples are getting married, and are doing so later in their lives, meaning fewer children each year.

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