Colorado, Mesa County's fertility rates dropping in modern times

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29 November 2018
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According to the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, our state is seeing a pretty big decrease in its fertility rate, more than the national average....

Mesa County Public Health said they have been seeing more people, both young and old, using their family planning services and asking about birth control.




American women voluntarily achieved replacement level fertility (2.1 children per woman) in 1972. Population momentum would have caused U.S. population to continue to grow for several decades, then slowly decline and stabilize.
“Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.”
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