The fertility rate fell markedly between 2007 and 2010, tracking the economic downturn, and has continued to decline through June 2013, though at a slower rate, the CDC reports. Following up on its recent in-depth report on births and fertility
The NY Times‘ Room for Debate online forum asked “Should women delay motherhood?” That’s a problematic question, presuming that “experts” know what women “should” do better than they do themselves. Here’s my reply along with those of six others: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/07/08/should-women-delay-motherhood/delayed-parenting-can-empower-women A Delay
Here’s a great piece by Stephanie Coontz in today’s NY Times correcting recent claims of the imminent disappearance of men from the national economy. This follows on the heels of related excellent points made in the Sunday Times’s review
Here’s a story on CBS Online HealthPop about some of the Common Myths about Having a Child Later in Life – based on data from the new edition of READY, just out this week.
The Real No-Brainer Fair Pay, Fertile Future Childcare as Infrastructure Remember Mama? Darn It! Recycling Frugality Slut Limbaugh Pushing Babies Ready or Not?
What better state to play out reproductive political battles in than the only one named for a woman’s hymenal status. That’d be Virginia – named for the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth the First of England. Funny, maybe, but more importantly a
Should a citizen who doesn’t approve of birth control be understood to be funding the birth control of those who choose to use it — and therefore have a basis for objecting? Or should we understand that the many tax payments from those who approve of birth control for those who want it are those that are funding it, while the taxes of those who don’t approve of birth control are funding the costs associated with birthing and raising unplanned kids?