Societies are facing crises at various levels, starting with the economy and closing the cycle at the level of births reported in civilized countries. US met a serious decrease in births for the last years, as recession prevented families from evolving.
Also, the worrying problems related to health are making women less fertile. Stress factors are also known to decrease fertility levels both in men and women.
In spite of that, the number of births in US went up last year for the first time ever since 2007, as an annual report released by the CDC National Center for Health Statistics revealed.
According to the data, there were no more than 62 births for every 1000 women with age ranging from 15 to 44. This represents a 1% increase compared to the data in 2013. This is not much of a baby boom, generations are still pressured and societies are less inclined towards building a family, with the poor life conditions worldwide nowadays.
The spike of 1% was driven by women in their 30s and 40s who has 3% and 2% more births the year before. Women in their 30s seem to be most inclined towards childcare, with 100 births per 1000 women recorded in the last year.
Teens birth rate has met a drop, which is good news, especially as governments start taking measures to promote teen sexual education in schools. The birth rate among teens 15 to 19 has been decreasing since 1991 and went down with 9% since 2013. In 2014, no less than 24 births per 1000 teens were recorded. The rate among women in their 20s also went down.
It seems that women feel the need to give birth at more advanced ages, compared to the past when people were choosing to marry and build a family a lot earlier. The need to have a career, a stable home and a decent material situation are priorities for young people, which makes child programming suitable for a later time in life.
Experts link the reported declines in births to less sex and more use of contraception. US recovers from baby recession at a slow pace but if it is kept, it can be translated in a certain level of progress.
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