CDC: US fertility rate falls to “all-time low”

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CDC: U.S. General fertility rate drops to all-time low

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.

And 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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