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Report says Utah abortion rates lowest since 1999

Utah's abortion rates are at the lowest level since 1999, according to a recent study by the state Department of Health, and experts say the decline can be attributed to lower birth rates and better education. Full story

Weight, race tied to fertility treatment success

Both minority women and those who are overweight may have lower rates of success with infertility treatment, some new research suggests. Full story

Muslim birth rate falls, slower population growth

Falling birth rates will slow the world's Muslim population growth over the next two decades, reducing it on average from 2.2 percent a year in 1990-2010 to 1.5 percent a year from now until 2030, a new study says. Full story

Recession surprise: U.S. teen births hit all-time low

The U.S. teen birth rate hit an all-time low in 2009 — a decline that stunned experts say is partly because of the economy. Full story

Teen pregnancy rates dip, but vary by state

Rates of teenage pregnancy in the United States, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are again showing a decline. But researchers are wary of considering the news all positive. Full story

Profound and Peculiar Changes Caused by the Recession

The recession officially ended in June 2009, the National Bureau of Economic Research announced on Monday (Sept. 20). Yet the financial pain lingers for many, and the downturn caused profound shifts in everything from consumer habits to the rate of births. The recession affected the United States in Full story

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Recession blamed for bust in U.S. births

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Teen birth rates highest in most religious states

Obama baby boom turns out to be a bust

Unwed birth rate reaches all-time high

Hispanic enrollment in schools, colleges rising

Mississippi now has highest teen birth rate

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(FILES) This August 5, 2010 file photo s

This August 5, 2010 file photo shows a pregnant woman as she walks outside the State Department in Washington, DC. The US birth rate fell by four percent between 2007 and 2009, with some researchers blaming the steepest decline in more than 30 years on the dull economy, a study released March 31, 2