Wednesday, May 20, 2020

America's Baby Bust

US births continued to fall last year, leading to the fewest number of newborns in 35 years, AP reports.

The decline is the latest sign of a prolonged national baby bust that’s been going on for more than a decade.

Many women and couples delay childbearing and have fewer kids once they start.

It’s possible births will go up this year, at least among some groups. Access to birth control and abortion has become more difficult, and some homebound couples may find themselves with greater opportunity to conceive, he said.

But others say it’s more likely births will plummet. The idea that there will be a lot of coronababies is widely perceived as a myth, said Hans-Peter Kohler, a University of Pennsylvania fertility researcher.

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