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 ...
Online pleas for help getting abortions have increased in Zika-affected countries
yamazaj.com - 6/25/2016 5:28:34 PM
As far back as February, experts anticipated that the risk of birth defects was so horrific that many ... It is also not known how many abortions have actually occurred in the countries. "The World Health Organization predicts as many as 4 million Zika ...
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 ...
World Health Organization to women in countries where Zika is active: Consider delaying pregnancy
Go Daddy - 6/25/2016 3:16:44 AM
Fears over birth defects from mosquito-borne Zika may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American countries affected by the virus, a new study finds. The disease is especially risky for pregnant women, as it is linked to several severe birth defects ...
Abortion Rates Rising in Zika-Affected Countries, Study Shows
almontealdia.com - 6/25/2016 7:01:37 PM
And researchers reported Wednesday that fears over Zika-related birth defects may be driving up abortion rates in Latin American countries affected by the ... women and their unborn children. "The World Health Organization predicts as many as four million ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Afghanistan: Where Birth Can Bring Death
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan - 6/21/2016 11:59:51 PM
According to the World Bank figures for 2011-2015, 396 out of every 10,000 pregnancies ended in the mother’s death. But due to a lack of formal statistics, especially in less secure parts of the country ... shortly giving after birth to Helai, her ...
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 ...
Low Birth Rates, Aging Population Could Make South Korea World's Oldest Country By 2045
Tech Times - 2/3/2016 8:15:10 AM
Japan is not the only nation in Asia suffering from a low population of newborn babies. Because of low birth rates and a rapidly aging population, South Korea may inevitably become the world's oldest country in 30 years. What's more, unless the population ...