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The Most and Least Fertile States in the U.S.

Napala Pratini | Posted 06.16.2014 | Parents
Napala Pratini

Which states are the most fertile -- and how might the expense of having children and changes in health policy affect women's decision to have children?

Catherine Pearson

Have Middle-Class Women Been Priced Out Of Having Kids? | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Women

Compared to many, Carrie Dottellis and her husband are well-off. The 36-year-old is a self-employed bookkeeper and business manager with seven clients...

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...

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...

PHOTOS: How Soap Operas And Female Empowerment Helped Bring Down Brazil's Fertility Rate

Posted 11.07.2011 | World

In the September 2011 issue of National Geographic, Cynthia Gorney examines how Brazil's fertility rate has plunged below replacement levels, and prov...

Teen Pregnancy Rate Increases For First Time In A Decade

Washington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The pregnancy rate among teenage girls in the United States has jumped for the first time in more than a decade, raising alarm that the long campaign ...