The Choices and Challenges of Childbearing

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 11 Data Digest I n a national study of first-year college students, 76% said that having childr en is an essential or very important objective in their lives. The number of births in the US decreased from 4.2 million in 1990 to 4.1 million in 2004. The number of adoptions of for eign-bor n children increased from 7.093 in 1990 to nearly 28,000 in 2005. About 14% of women have babies they dont want, up from 9% in 1995. The number of childless women ages 40-44 has almost doubled from 10% in 1976 to 19% in When Conception Fails Sterility: the absolute inability to reproduce I nfertility: inability to conceive a baby after trying for a period of at least one year Reasons I diopathic infertility Failure to ovulate and Blockage of fallopian tubes Pelvic I nflammatory Disease (PI D) Chlamydia Endometriosis Male I nfertility Low sperm count injury to the testicles or scrotum, infections such as mumps in adulthood, testicular varicose veins that impede sperm development undescended testes endocrine disorders, and excessive consumption of alcohol, marijuana, narcotic drugs or even narcotic medications Reactions to I nfertililty 2 cultural norms predominate Treatment...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course PYSC 301 taught by Professor Bessellieu during the Fall '09 term at South Carolina.

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