American women are having fewer and fewer babies, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The national total fertility rate — an estimate of how many babies the average woman in the U.S. will have — was 1.765 (1,765 births per 1,000 women) in 2017, the report says. That’s a drop from 1.820 in 2016, and continues a 10-year downward trend. It’s also the lowest rate since 1978. The U.S. fertility rate is now 16 percent below the rate — 2.100 — that experts say is needed for the country’s population to replace itself over time without immigration. Only two states, South Dakota and Utah, had fertility rates above that replacement level in 2017, according to the CDC report. South Dakota had the highest fertility rate (2.227) in 2017, and the District of Columbia had the lowest (1.421) — a difference of 57 percent. Minnesota’s fertility rate in 2017 was 1.872 — above the … [Read more...] about U.S. fertility rate continues to decline, reaching lowest level in 40 years
HCM City’s birth rate has remained low at 1.5 per woman in 2018. HCM City authorities have taken efforts to encourage every couple to have two children. The information was released at a December 13 meeting by Vo Thanh Dong, deputy head of the Department of Population and Family Planning under Ministry of Health on the threshold of Vietnam’s Population Day, December 26. Authorities in the country’s biggest economic hub have encouraged every married couple to have two children. According to Tran Van Tri, head of HCM City Department of Population and Family Planning, after years working to balance the sex ratio at birth, in 2018, it is estimated to have hit 105.3 boys born for every 100 girls in the city. Over the past decade, the department has also implemented projects to improve population quality, reduce sex imbalance at birth and enhance population education. In 2018, 82.7 percent of pregnant women had prenatal screenings, Tri said. The low … [Read more...] about HCM City deals with low fertility rate
Viet Nam News HCM CITY — HCM City’s birth rate has remained low at 1.5 per woman in 2018, according to Vietnam News Agency. The information was released at a Thursday meeting by Võ Thành Đông, deputy head of the Department of Population and Family Planning under Ministry of Health on the threshold of Việt Nam’s Population Day, December 26. Authorities in Việt Nam’s biggest economic hub have encouraged every married couple to have two children. According to Trần Văn Trị, head of HCM City Department of Population and Family Planning, after years working to balance the sex ratio at birth, in 2018, it is estimated to have hit 105.3 boys born for every 100 girls in the city. Over the past decade, the department has also implemented projects to improve population quality, reduce sex imbalance at birth and enhance population education. In 2018, 82.7 per cent of pregnant women had prenatal screenings, … [Read more...] about HCM City faces low fertility rate
Rick Noack, The Washington Post Published 6:16 am PST, Friday, November 9, 2018 Almost half of all countries have fertility rates below the replacement level, according to an unprecedented study published by The Lancet journal. While there was not a single nation with a fertility rate below the 2.05 threshold back in 1950, the global average is now only 2.4 - down from 4.7 about 70 years ago. Differences between nations have become more pronounced, with some European countries having record-low rates down to one child per woman on average, compared to more than six children in some African nations. If you live in a poorer nation with high fertility rates, a decrease would likely be a reason for celebration. Lower fertility rates are often the result of fewer child deaths, easily accessible contraception and prosperous economies, which explains why Europe, North America and richer Asian nations like Japan are disproportionately affected. In countries with … [Read more...] about Fertility rates around the world are declining. Trump supporters won’t like the solution.
News / UK and world by Press Association November 9, 2018, 1:07 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Declining fertility rates around the world are leading to a “baby bust” in many countries including the UK, health experts have warned. Globally fertility rates, which represent the average number of children a woman delivers over her lifetime, have declined since 1950 and in 91 nations, rates are now not high enough to maintain current population levels. The large-scale study, published in the Lancet, found that in 2017, 91 countries (including the UK, Singapore, Spain, Norway and South Korea) had rates lower than two and were not maintaining their current population size. Meanwhile 104 nations were seeing population increases due to their high fertility rates (rates above two). The lowest rate was in Cyprus where, on average, a woman now gives birth to one child throughout her life, while the highest was in … [Read more...] about Declining fertility rates leading to a ‘baby bust’