Definition: This entry gives the average annual number of births during a year per 1,000 persons in the population at midyear; also known as crude birth rate. The birth rate is usually the dominant factor in determining the rate of population growth. It depends on both the level of fertility and the age structure of the population.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Birth rate map
Abortion Rates Soar In Zika-Stricken Countries, As Women Try To Avoid Major Birth Defects
The Frisky - 6/23/2016 3:04:47 AM
Abortion has become a contentious issue in Latin American countries since the conclusion of 2015, when Zika began to emerge at particularly alarming rates and the link between Zika and serious birth defects ... On a world scale, alarming numbers of ...
Abortion rates rising in Zika-affected countries
United Press International - 6/23/2016 12:55:56 AM
WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 -- Fears over birth defects from mosquito-borne Zika may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American ... abortions for women in countries where safe abortions are not widely available. "The World Health Organization predicts ...
10 Extreme Ways Countries Have Tried To Control Birthrates
listverse.com - 6/23/2016 7:08:10 AM
By the end of the 20th century, the world population ... is the problem, countries have tried some pretty odd things to control birthrates. But these 10 ways are among the absolute strangest. With a 0.4 percent population growth rate and a birthrate ...
Japan tackles low birth rate by offering public funds to freeze women’s eggs
RT - 6/17/2016 7:58:14 AM
Public funds will be made available to women living in a suburb of Tokyo who wish to freeze their eggs as part of a pilot program aimed at reversing Japan’s falling birth ... in the country’s child population. Japan has a fertility rate 1.4 births ...
Abortion Rates Soar in Countries With Zika
MedPage Today - 6/22/2016 10:39:56 PM
These countries also had both legally restricted abortion and national pregnancy advisories, where they provided information about the potentially devastating birth defects associated ... to ignore that women around the world do not have access to this ...
World Refugee Day: Five human influxes that have shaped India
The Indian Express - 6/20/2016 3:08:20 AM
The birth of the country itself occurred in the midst one of the biggest such crises the world has seen. However ... by disturbances and conflicts occurring at an unprecedented rate between locals and refugees, as the newly formed government struggled ...
Warning Bell for Developed Countries: Declining Birth Rates
Forbes - 10/16/2012 6:28:12 PM
The replacement rate—the reproduction rate that keeps a population stable—for developed countries is 2.1, yet nearly half the world’s population has birth rates lower than that. The U.S. has a total fertility rate (TFR) of 2.0—nearly the ...
Colombia’s surprisingly low rates of birth defects from Zika are “somewhat reassuring”
nytlive.nytimes.com - 6/17/2016 10:07:05 AM
Colombia has had a “very large” Zika outbreak over the past seven months that has infected some 65,000 people across the country, including 12,000 pregnant women, but has not caused a significant number of birth defects, according to BuzzFeed.
Study: Pro-Abortion Push Prompts Surge in Demand in Zika-Affected Countries
Breitbart News - 6/24/2016 1:52:01 AM
“Zika will inevitably spread to other countries where safe abortion is ... To some extent, statistics show the pro-abortion campaign has been successful. A May World Health Organization study found that the number of women terminating pregnancies ...
How Europe is slowly dying despite an increasing world population
Daily Telegraph - 2/16/2015 8:24:36 AM
That means we are a dying country." But the outlook for the rest of Europe and the West is not that different, especially in eastern Europe where World Bank data shows the average birth rate in central Europe and the Baltic countries is 12.6 per 1,000 ...
Abortion pill requests spike in Zika outbreak countries
Portal em dia - 6/23/2016 4:52:09 AM
Demand for the abortion pill spiked in the seven countries now suffering from Zika outbreaks, following warnings issued previous year that the virus causes birth defects ... occurred in those countries. The World Health Organization predicts that 3 ...
The U.S. Has a Preterm Birth Rate Not Much Lower Than Some Underdeveloped Countries
News Week - 11/5/2015 6:08:40 PM
Either way, it’s clear that the U.S. still has a long way to go; the countries with the highest rates of preterm births include Brazil, India, Nigeria and the U.S. The average preterm birth rate among the poorest nations in the world is 12 percent.
Private, Nonprofit Companies Introduce Birth Control Apps, Websites, Women Need Not Visit Clinics For Prescriptions
Science World Report - 6/20/2016 4:19:55 AM
Public health experts believe that this new development will help in promoting contraceptives and other birth control methods to lower the increased rate of unintended pregnancies and abortions, as well as address issues faced by some countries ...
Want birth control pills without visiting the doctor? There’s an app for that
The Kansas City Star - 6/23/2016 5:35:06 AM
In 2012 DeFrancesco’s group, the nation’s largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists, recommended that birth control pills should be sold over the counter, like condoms. Half of the pregnancies in the country every year are unintended — a rate ...
The country with the lowest birth rate in the world might surprise you
Metro - 6/2/2015 5:31:46 PM
... s according to recent birth rate figures by the World Bank showing how just 8.28 babies are born per 1,000 people at the moment. Britain’s birth rate meanwhile is ranked at 152nd out of 208 countries at 12.68 babies per 1,000. The higher birth rate ...