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Teen birth rates in U.S. at all-time low

Washington - Here's some good news about teen pregnancy: the teen birth rate in the United States dropped a record nine percent between 2009 and 2010.

Japan hopes robot baby will increase country's birth rate

Students at Japan's University of Tsukuba have created a realistic robot baby in hopes of motivating young couples to want children.

Japanese companies tell workers to go home early and make babies

Japanese corporations are encouraging their employees to go home early to spend more time with their families and produce more children. The declining birth rates have become a major social problem in Japan where 12-hour workdays are the norm.

Op-Ed: Teen births on the rise despite education

While the U.S. government has funded programs to teach teenagers abstinence and reduce the rate of teen pregnancies, studies have shown there is more that needs to be done. What did the feds do wrong?

Why is the birth rate in Japan declining?

Japan is facing a crisis when it comes to their birth rates. With a national average of only 1.26 live births per mother the population may not be able to sustain the aging members in the near future.

Germany pays incentives to increase its birth rate

A new law in Germany pays families of new born children of up to 1,200 pounds for 14 months.

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