The CDC has issued its preliminary report on US birth data for 2015. Birth rates are down overall, driven by historic lows among younger women. But rates among women in their 30s and 40s continue to rise. Breaking it out by age:
Here’s an overview piece on current fertility research around later motherhood. Among the methods discussed, lab-grown eggs from stem cells (“Growing eggs in the lab like this would yield a great many eggs unaffected by age for older women trying
The Big Difference between Having Kids at 30 and 35 – from the Business Insider.
Decline in Births Among Twentysomething Women, by Race This week the Urban Institute tackles the fertility question: Will the birth rate drop among young women since the 2007 recession be made up by births to those same women when they’re
News from the CDC this January morning: The final CDC 2013 birth rate report confirms that US birth rate continued its fall in 2013 – down 1% overall from 2012. Teen births fell 10% (since last year!) to another record low
Beverly McPhail and I were invited to comment on the Rolling Stone/U-Va “Jackie” story in the Houston Chronicle. The online commenters debate the second line, that “Research reveals that one woman in five experiences a sexual assault in college, and the
The blog has been down for a few months, but the glitches are fixed! Here’s a quick catch-up op-ed from a month back that looks at the economic and workforce fallout of restrictive access to fertility control, via abortion or contraception.