How The US Birth Rate Now – Part 2 of 3
The teenage birth price also reached an historic low in 2013 of 26,5 births per 1000 teens ages 15 to 19. Rates fell for teens in nearly all ethnic groups, with an overall 10 percent douse from 2012. “It is just an absolutely remarkable trend. We are reaching record lows, and it’s really quite amazing”. The sharp drop in the teen birth rate has been attributed to TV shows and overt ad campaigns that highlight the downsides of being a young mother.
And “They may be looking at the economy as a factor, but there also are a lot of policies and programs out there targeted at lessening teen births. Experts were less on top of the world to note the twin birth rate reached a new high for the nation of 33,7 per 1000 total births, up 2 percent from 2012. The triplet and multiple delivery rate dropped another 4 percent in 2013, which is a positive sign, but doctors would like to see the rate of twin births decrease as well.
So “Twins have worse outcomes, and we really trust over the next few years we’ll be able to see a reduction in that rate. We really want to encourage people to be more engaged when they are considering fertility treatments, to reduce the risk of any multiple births”. Unfortunately, doctors will have to scrimmage a value-for-money perception among couples receiving fertility treatment. “Parents actually hope for twins, because they are paying for fertility treatment anyway. If they have twins, then there’s an instant order and they are done, but it’s not as simple as that”.