Chinese Hospitals Openly Selling "Multiple Baby Pills" To Help Couples Skirt One-Child Policy

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China’s “one child” policy has been around since the 1980s, and families subject to the rule have been seeking ways around it ever since.One loophole relates to multiple births, and some Chinese hospitals are now publicly flaunting the law by openly advertising “multiple baby pills,” according to Shanghaiist.

While they sound like some sort of strange new science, the pills are really just fertility pills imported from Hong Kong and other countries.

They’re available at hospitals in Southern Guangdong province and have recently become much more affordable, Shanghaiist reports.

The pills, when taken correctly, actually do significantly boost fertility rates. One, Clomid, increases the chance of a multiple birth by around 40%.

We suppose it’s only a matter of time until China’s version of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” hits TV screens.

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