CDC: Fertility Rate Falls To “All-Time Low” Nationwide

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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.

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