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The US Had Its Lowest Birth Rate Ever Last Year

Gizmodo -------- American women had fewer children in 2017 than in any year since 1987, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease and Prevention Thursday. And the overall birth rate was the lowest ever recorded in the US. While there are some positive trends in the report, such as fewer teen pregnancies, there are also plenty of worrying ones, like more premature births. The report is a preliminary estimate of births that took place in 2017, based on birth certificate data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics. It found that there were just over 3.85 million births in 2017, down 2 percent from 3.94 million in 2016. It’s the lowest total recorded since 1987, and the third straight-year decline in births, following an increase in 2014. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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