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More American Women Expect To Have Children In The Future

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.14.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters) - More U.S. women expect to have children some time in the future than they did in 2002, according to a federal study released on Thursday, ...

National Teen Birth Rate Plummets To All-Time Low

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living

The national teen birth rate has fallen to a record low, according to a new analysis released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventi...

Women's Unemployment Is Reason For Low Birth Rate In Greece

HuffPost Greece | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

ATHENS -- There are just a few countries in the world that have experienced a stronger population decline in recent years than Greece. The number of l...

Fewer Births to Young Mothers

Adam Wolfberg, M.D. | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Adam Wolfberg, M.D.

It is well known that the number of births to very young and young women is on the decline -- or was on the decline through 2014, the latest year for which Centers for Disease Control data are available.

More Twins Are Born In The U.S. Now Than Ever Before

Live Science | Caroline Bologna | Posted 12.29.2015 | Parents

The U.S. twin birth rate reached a record high in 2014, a new report finds. The country's twin birth rate hit 33.9 twins per 1,000 births in 2014, up ...

Climate Change's Hotter Weather Could Reduce Human Fertility

The Conversation US | Posted 11.24.2015 | Green
The Conversation US

As a caveat, these projections focus exclusively on the fertility cost of heat stress and do not offer insight into the costs of natural disasters or other major social changes resulting from climate change.

Much Ado About Nones? Growing, Diverse Body Offers Few Easy Answers

David Briggs | Posted 10.14.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Several studies have indicated religion increases with age, with many returning to more active faith lives as they get married and have children. Contemporary cultural trends of young adults delaying marriage or embracing a single lifestyle may in part account for their lack of affiliation.

Does Race Impact IVF Success Rates?

Deborah Anderson Bialis | Posted 08.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Deborah Anderson Bialis

ltimately, we're left to wonder what might drive such uneven racial performance in a well-regarded clinic and whether such a disparity in outcomes is commonplace. Said differently, is this the only clinic experiencing a problem or is this the only clinic acknowledging its problem?

May Is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month -- Let's Aim Low!

Catherine M. Abate | Posted 06.30.2014 | New York
Catherine M. Abate

A U.S. teen is 30 percent more likely to give birth than her counterpart in Russia, which is number two on the list. This is not a top position we can be proud of. But with continued efforts, there is every reason to believe that we will work our way to the bottom of the list.

Hurray, I Am Pregnant! Oh Wait, What About the Planet?

Frida Berrigan | Posted 11.14.2013 | Parents
Frida Berrigan

Our little where-will-the-baby-sleep quandary made me think about a much larger and more intractable problem: overpopulation and our family's small contribution to it. There are more than 7 billion people on Earth today, with another 375,000 born every day.

America Is Discussing: Is Today's Youth a Lost Generation?

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 09.14.2013 | College
Arzu Kaya Uranli

We believe each generation looks for new inventions, new innovation and new symbols because it considers itself to be brighter and luckier than the one before it. However, this view has been changing in the U.S.

Taiwan Desperate For More Babies, Asks Pregnant Women To Donate 'Lucky' Tampons

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.12.2013 | World

In an attempt to boost the country's low birth rate, the Taiwanese government has turned to a rather bizarre superstition, encouraging pregnant women ...

Why More Women Are Delaying Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women

While the women's movement is often cited for encouraging women to delay motherhood, new data suggests there may now be another culprit: the economic ...

Don't Be Fruitful and Multiply

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

The traditional religious emphasis on copious reproduction and common teachings against the use of contraception are having a direct impact on population growth, especially in countries that can't afford it.

Christians And The American 'Baby Bust'

Kate Blanchard | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

People concerned about falling birth rates could more constructively spend their energy loving the neighbors they already have.

Against 'Decadence': Fewer Kids, Better Future

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

Is having fewer children the mark of decadence? The New York Times' cultural conservative, Ross Douthat, has been arguing that. But he is seriously, even dangerously wrong, and that the people he's criticizing are the ones who are taking responsibility for the future.

Why Hurricane Sandy Might Be The Best Matchmaker | Posted 11.06.2012 | Weddings

The physical disruption of Hurricane Sandy is overwhelming, but it can be measured: tens of billions of dollars in damage, lost income, and interrupte...

Aging Asia and That Competitiveness Thing

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

National and global competitiveness in the coming century is going to be based on a new x factor: the extent to which aging populations can be integrated into the heart of social and economic life.

We Are Not Having Enough Babies

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business

Thanks to the weak economy, Americans are having fewer babies than the British and the French -- not enough to maintain the size of the U.S. populatio...

We Just Can't Afford To Reproduce

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 07.27.2012 | Money

It's one of those economic recoveries where we just can't afford to reproduce. The average number of births per woman in the U.S. is likely to plu...

The Single Reason Why We Don't Have It All

Melanie Notkin | Posted 08.26.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

Singles who live alone move into homes with others for the weekend in the summer, staving off more than the concrete heat of the city. It's simply less lonely.

Pregnancy Rate Drops For Women In This Age Group

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2012 | Women

By Alex Dobuzinskis June 20 (Reuters) - Pregnancy rates for U.S. women in their early 20s fell nearly 18 percent from 1990 to 2008 and...

Babies! At the End of the World

Mark Morford | Posted 08.07.2012 | World
Mark Morford

Population growth is what makes for a thriving economy. Not population stasis, not population contraction, not population oh-my-God-there-are-way-too-many-people-in-this-room-right-now.

A Democracy of Diversity

Maya Wiley | Posted 07.22.2012 | Black Voices
Maya Wiley

Reading about the Reverend Wright attack ads, it's clear to me that we are all still fearful of confronting our own racial anxieties. They remind me just how far we've come as a country but also how much further we need to go.

Too Poor To Have Kids

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.27.2012 | Money

Young Americans are just too poor to have kids. The number of children born in the U.S. has plunged 8 percent since its all-time high in 2007, acco...