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How Toxic Chemicals Around Us Can Affect Female Fertility


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Babies in a hospital nest

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The birth rate is declining around the world.

In all European countries it is even falling below the levels of the population replacement rate, which refers to the number of children needed per woman to keep the population stable.

Although these drops may be due to many adults intentionally putting off having their first child, or actively choosing not to have them, a growing number of studies suggest that this does not fully explain declining birth rates.

Some research also indicates that lower fertility it is an important factor contributing to this decline.


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