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Love, marriage and millennials – one more look at fertility

About Susan Heavey

Susan Heavey, (@susanheavey) a Washington, D.C.-based journalist, is AHCJ’s topic leader on social determinants of health and curates related material at healthjournalism.org. She welcomes questions and suggestions on resources and tip sheets at determinants@healthjournalism.org.

Photo: Don Harder via Flickr

Photo: Don Harder via Flickr

Recent data on the economic recession’s impact on U.S. birth rate showed a slowdown among millennials struggling to regain their financial footing.

It sparked not only headlines but also raised questions about whether those 20-29 year olds would skip childbirth altogether or perhaps opt to “catch up” later in life.  Now other coverage is examining how millennials are grappling with factors such as their likelihood to marry, work-life balance and financing infertility treatments. Continue reading