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U.S. Teen Birth Rate Hits Record Low, CDC Reports

Not only is the overall U.S. birth rate down, but women are having their children later in life, as well. Credit: Getty
Looks like all those free condom giveaways might be doing the trick, after all. The birth rate for U.S. teen...
The birth rate for U.S. teens fell to the lowest level ever recorded in 70 years of tracking teenage childbearing.

C-Sections Rise, Teen Birth Rate Falls in 2008

Teen birth rates are down, but more older women are having babies. Credit: Getty Images Americans had fewer babies in 2008, but more of them were delivered by cesarean section -- up to nearly a third, and more of them were born to older...A survey also found that the the number of women between 40 and 49 having babies went up.

Medical Journal Argues Against Home Births

Some experts say women with high-risk pregnancies shouldn't give birth at home. Credit: Getty Images
"Open up! Baby police! Put your hands above your womb! Breathe! Breathe!" You won't even think about giving birth at home, if a leading medica...

South Koreans Sent Home to Make Babies

After years of promoting family planning in the crowded nation of 48.6 million, South Korea is now pushing for larger familes. Credit: Jung Yeon, AFP / Getty Images
Workers at South Korea's Ministry of Health got a bonus on Wednesday. They were s...

U.S. births are up

Is the United States in the middle of a mini baby boom? According to an Associated Press review of birth rates since 1909, the year 2006 saw the most births since 1961, which is considered to have been the tail end of the last baby boom. Unfortunatel...

Teen births on the rise in U.S.

Back in July, the National Center for Health Statistics reported that based on 2005 numbers, the teen birthrate in the U.S. was lower than it had ever been. Now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released numbers for the period ...

Germany says to its citizens: go make more babies!

With their nation's birthrate declining big time, Germany's government has released a new parental benefit package, attempting to make it easier for middle-class, professional women to have kids. If current trends continue, the country's population c...

Italy would like its baby bonus back please

Italy decided to follow the example of countries like Poland and Australia and offer a bonus for having a baby and keeping the country's population steady. However, when the government sent out 600,000 letters announcing a 1,000-euro bonus to newborn...

Australian tycoon wants Aussies to reproduce

A big businessman in Australia is hoping his urging will get his fellow countrymen to reproduce. Gary Johnston has spent $250,000 on full-page ads to run in Australian papers urging Australians to have lots of sex and make babies. Not in the same wor...

Baby bonus for Polish women

Following Australia's lead, Poland is now offering a 'baby bonus' to boost population. Poland has one of the lowest population's in Europe, the population has dropped by close to half a million over a six year period. Under the program each woman wil...


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