U.S. birth rate drops to lowest point in over a century, CDC report shows

One of the reasons for the continuous decline in the country’s birth rate is the availability of birth control measures paired with a growing preference to have fewer children, demographer and epidemiologist Andrew Noymer told the Daily News. Many people speculated last year that the pandemic lockdowns would result in a baby boom since couples would be spending more time at home. But Noymer, [an associate professor] at the University of California, Irvine, said couples realized a “pandemic is not a propitious time to bring offspring into the world.” “The future is uncertain, so why not just postpone?” he said.