French village plans to offer free Viagra to boost birth rate

Viagra is part of the mayor's initiative to boost the local birth rate.
Viagra is part of the mayor's initiative to boost the local birth rate. Photo credit: Reuters/Mark Blinch.

The Mayor of Montereau, a town in northern France, has launched an initiative to boost the local birth rate. The mayor thinks handing out free viagra is the answer to the town's sectional sex shortage.

Jean Debouzy, the mayor, issued a municipal decree on Thursday, 16 May declaring he was "favourable to the distribution of the little blue bills", according to French media outlet The Local

He said action needs to be taken due to the community's decreasing number of children. The provincial town, which has a population of 650, may face the closure of two local schools due to the lack of young people.

The Local reported that couples who already live in the village, and future couples who migrate to Montereau, will be eligible for free viagra. Couples between the ages of 18 and 40 will be able to obtain the drug in the hope of boosting conception.

He said the amusing announcement was meant to attract media attention to raise awareness on the plight of their provincial town. 

The Local reported that many small villages in France are facing a declining population and a subsequent decrease in public services.

The mayor has confirmed he is yet to stock a supply of viagra and will need the local council's approval before his decree can be officially passed.

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