From the Guardian (Aug 21, 2016): “The rate of Texas women who died from complications related to pregnancy doubled from 2010 to 2014, a new study has found, for an estimated maternal mortality rate that is unmatched in any other state and
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
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
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
For egg freezing, a new procedure, there’s limited success rate data available because few of those who’ve frozen their eggs have come back to have them fertilized and implanted, but here’s a link to an info and advocacy website called
A recent article in the Atlantic by Jean Twenge on fertility rates among women 35-39 has lots of people talking about later motherhood again. Her data and argument echo a lot of the points I made in Ready, with particular
Part of the background to the current confusion about how long fertility lasts is the fact that there is very little good data. … The closest thing to a thoroughly controlled experiment of women’s fertility so far involved a Protestant religious sect called the Hutterites, pre-1950.