But this week's study raises serious doubts over the impact of such policies or proposals. "Pro-natalist policies have been pursued in more than a dozen countries but the effects on fertility rates have not been large," they wrote. Instead, they argue, an increasingly large share of the world's population may have to come to terms with higher retirement ages, slashed benefits and - ironically above all - probably the most divisive issue of this century, so far: migration. … [Read more...] about Fertility rates around the world are declining. Trump supporters won’t like the solution.
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Both of these scenarios could happen, but it’s important to emphasize that the U.S. is not currently experiencing either one. However, it might be wise for the government to consider implementing stronger pro-family public policies such as paid family leave and subsidized child care. The U.S. is unlikely to return to the exceptionally high fertility rates enjoyed before the last recession, but the current rate is one that many countries would be thrilled with. … [Read more...] about US fertility is dropping. Here’s why some experts saw it coming
A new study says that new and expecting mothers in Flint, Michigan faced tragic circumstances during the water crisis. Research by assistant professors and health economists David Slusky at the University of Kansas and Daniel Grossman at West Virginia University says that during the period after April 2014, fertility rates dropped among local women by 12 percent and fetal death rates jumped by 58 percent, according to the Detroit Free Press. They compared the stats with 15 other Michigan cities, including Detroit. … [Read more...] about Fertility ‘Fell off the Cliff’ During Flint Water Crisis, Researcher Says
“Go into any garden center or home improvement big-box store and look at what the application rates for lawn fertilizers are on the bags and you’ll see that they are already at or below the application rates contained in the bill,” Robertson said. … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania bill would place limits on fertilizer placed on lawns, golf courses, schools
In addition, it’s important to understand that the findings of this study have not yet been peer-reviewed, and lowered fertility does not mean infertility. These results merely suggest that we take both male and female age into consideration when measuring conception odds. Still, as in the words of "Jurassic Park’s" famous Dr. Ian Malcolm, “Life... finds a way.” … [Read more...] about IVF Pregnancy: Why A Man’s Age Is Also Important For In Vitro Fertilization Success