Radio Free Asia is reporting that North Korea has implemented a new policy forbidding doctors from performing abortions or implanting birth control devices like IUDs. It’s part of an effort to stem the country’s falling birth rate, according to the news agency.
Ahhh France, the country of wine, cheese, revolutions and incredibly high fertility rates.
U.S. birth rates have been on a steady decline since 2007, but our procreation has reached a historic low: Birth rates are the lowest they've been since the government began tracking the data in 1909.
The number of U.S. babies born to babies (teen mothers) hit record lows in 2011, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the journal Pediatrics today. 20-somethings followed their lead, although the birth rate increased for ladies in their late 30s and early 40s.
Americans still aren't having nearly enough babies, according to a government report released Wednesday, and we can all thank teenagers for the stubbornly low birth rate, which dipped for the fourth year in a row. 2011 saw a paltry four million births, though the drop-off (about one percent) wasn't as steep as the two…
The economy is the worst, you guys. Just really, really shitty. For instance, if you were throwing a party and were brainstorming a list of people who definitely wouldn't be invited because they'd lock themselves in the bathroom or accidentally/on purpose eat all of your cold cuts, the economy would be at the top of…
Want people to more eagerly dive into baby-making? Here's a tip: Help 'em take care of the little suckers.
Movies, nice dinners and indie rock concerts are the new face of childlessness, at least according to a piece in this month's Details titled "The No-Baby Boom," the latest of many magazine articles about the gradual decrease in "worldwide" eagerness to reproduce. Using his own childless existence as anecdotal anchor,…
• Organizers of the Miss Bayside pageant in Australia, which will judge children up to age 13 on modeling, talent, and an interview, claim that it won't be "over the top" like American pageants. Oh, really?