Friday, May 30, 2014

U.S. fertility plummets to record low

Study finds fewer teen pregnancies and women waiting longer to have children

From the Washington Times:  American fertility has reached a record low, driven by falling birthrates among teens and women in their early 20s, the federal government says in a new report being released Thursday.

The number of teen births in 2013 — 274,641 — was the lowest number ever reported for the United States, researchers said in their report on preliminary birth data for 2013

Overall, America’s total fertility rate fell to just 1.86 births per woman, the lowest since 1986 and a 1 percent decrease from 2012.  Read more:

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