World News: GET BUSY Spain has Appointed a ‘Minister for Sex’ to Urge Couples to Have more Babies an
Edelmira Barreira is Spain’s new Minister of Sex with the job of boosting the country’s birth rate
Prime minister Mariano Rajoy appointed Edelmira Barreira as the country’s sex tsar to get Spaniards to produce more babies.
The country is faced with a population crisis, with fewer births than deaths recorded for the first time last year.
Experts say long working hours and a culture of eating late at night and going to bed after midnight are partly to blame for the nation’s sex famine.
Rafael Puyol, of the IE Business School in Madrid, said: “They do not help with making a family. Then when a child arrives it is even worse.”