WASHINGTON – American women are having fewer babies than ever before.
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report says the nation’s general fertility rate dropped to an all-time low last year.
The rate, which measures the number of live births per one-thousand women, recorded a two-percent decline.
Other studies show the fertility rate has been dropping for a while.
It’s now at the level where the nation can not replace its existing population.
Among other findings by the CDC; the birth rate among teenagers is declining while the rate of early term births is growing.