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.
In addition, declines in fertility rates have been particularly steep among younger people, who are disproportionately affected by high student loan debt and may find it harder than previous generations to get on their feet economically. However, if economic conditions improve for these young people, research suggests they are likely to “make up” many of these births later in their lives. … [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
Results revealed that male fertility starts to waver in his mid- to late thirties, and the chances of a man between the ages of 40-42 conceiving a child with a woman under 30 was 46 percent lower than that of a man aged 30-35 with a female of the same age. The study is based on the results of an analysis of nearly 19,000 IVF cycles and was presented this week at a meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Switzerland. … [Read more...] about IVF Pregnancy: Why A Man’s Age Is Also Important For In Vitro Fertilization Success