Here’s the updated chart for US birth rates by age of mother, adding in the recent CDC data for 2013. Click on it for a bigger view. As you can see, rates to women 15-29 continued to decline (though for 25-29
I have a story up on theAtlantic.com site about birthrates and childcare: here. The story was published with a confusing title, which was soon changed to the current title (same as here), so got some confused comments in response initially.
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
CDC Births: Final Data, 2011 Last week the CDC issued its final report on birth data for 2011. That includes final adjustments and new charts, but no major changes from the preliminary report issued last October. The final confirms that the general
One of the nice things about being an older mom is the friendly comments you get: just this morning a 29-year old I’d just met remarked apropos of nothing in particular that I didn’t look 55. She hoped she’d look
While female infertility is old news (literally), issues with male fertility create a new cultural frisson. [This piece first appeared on RH Reality Check and later on Huffington Post] WBUR On Point panel on this topic: Shulevitz, Gregory, Aronowitz. Judith Shulevitz’s recent New Republic essay on
This past week I participated in two radio panels with Judith Schulevitz, whose recent New Republic essay spawned a lot of media response. I have to say I’m getting less and less impressed with the world of media response–since it