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The U.S. birthrate fell again in 2018, to 3,788,235 births — representing a 2% drop from 2017. It's the lowest number of births in 32 years, according to a new federal report. The numbers also sank the U.S. fertility rate to a record low.

Not since 1986 has the U.S. seen so few babies born. And it's an ongoing slump: 2018 was the fourth consecutive year of birth declines, according to the provisional birthrate report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Teen birth rates have fallen in Ohio and across the country. That’s according to findings from the Centers for Disease Control.

One and Done: The Rise of Only Childhood

Jun 24, 2013

10:00 Even if you haven't heard of Only Child Syndrome, you can probably guess the symptoms: Selfishness, arrogance, loneliness. Single-child households have doubled in the last 20 years and this hour we'll hear why those old stereotypes are dead wrong. We'll also take a look at what America's declining birth rate means for the future prosperity of the US and the world. Guests