Declining fertility rates could threaten human race, health officials say


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Declining fertility rates could threaten human race, health officials say



Epidemiologists have found humans across the globe are becoming increasingly less fertile as hormone-altering chemicals continue to build up in our environment and accumulate in our bodies. Michael Bloom, associate professor of public health at George Mason University, joins CBSN’s Lana Zak to discuss.

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  1. As today's young people, we don't care whether low birth rates can threatens humanity's very existence. Economic conditions became unfavorable for starting families and decently raising young people. Running a family is a costly and dangerous privilege, costlier than running a business. Young people today = suffering from boomers' high expectations. Therefore, the birth strike became our way of protesting the artificially poor economic conditions.

  2. Males are are no longer dating females. This is the end result. They were hoping for a pandemic baby boom but in fact rates have declined further. Personally I think you only have to look on YT vids to see the divide between males and females and I do not see this closing any time soon. Some countries like Hungary have reacted but others’ have their heads in the sand.

  3. Who wants a child when
    1. Cant afford cause most americans live paycheck to paycheck
    2. Family courts or how i like to call it domestic violations court of mens emotinol and finacial assets
    3. No insentive – this aint 1823 where you needed 8 kids to work the farm/ feed the livestock etc.

  4. Maybe doctors should take women’s health more seriously than throwing birth controls at us as a “cure.” It is not. Address the actual issues.

  5. Why are people still having 2-4 babies on minimum wage though? Like I get it, birth control can be expensive, but does it cost THAT MUCH just to abstain or put it up for adoption?

  6. Or it could be the effects of toxic feminism having children later, abortion and forcing men out of families… more and more men going mgtow because it is not in their best interests to engage with these women… given the current legal system favors women more than men

  7. It isn't just toxic products. Its toxic people. This toxicity takes many forms:

    1) Democratic republics evolving into corporate oligopolistic oligarchies.

    2) Toxic socio-political climate and mostly unfounded social unrest.

    3) Oversaturated western economy

    4) Horribly high divorce rates that lead to not only jaded adults, but jaded kids as well, leading to more and more in the younger generation not engaging in sex and relationships for fear of relational discord and misfaith of longevity.

  8. Toxic elements have no impact. Come to India which has a highly toxic environment, but people here replicate even faster than covid 19.

  9. Seems to me just a couple of years ago "they" were screaming about overpopulation and how we have to do something or there will be no more room, food, water………..not arguing about the toxic crap that gets pumped into us…… just what happened to the overpopulation scare

  10. LGBT and feminism is the major cause, Americans hates God’s agenda to replenish and multiply in the earth… Marriage and family culture collapsing rapidly and evil divorce politician promoting step-parentism and infidelity, but Africa is expanding with millions in child birth rates…

  11. There are enough people giving birth, the world will continue. The strongest and healthiest members of our society are giving birth so when only the strongest and healthiest survive the population will naturally be less. Jesus Christ will return to this earth very soon so giving birth should be the last thing on anyone's mind.

  12. It’s not science, ppl just know the economic hardships of having an extra mouth to feed, manage health, buy clothing, teach, and maintain a 24/7 service while working a 9-5 with possibly a side hustle to maintain their current living status with a child. It’s twice as difficult being a single parent cause then your own mental health is at risk and you’ll need to ask hopefully family for assistance. Give ppl the opportunity to make a living wage or lower the cost of routine bills…

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