New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that more number of American women are seeking medical assistance for getting pregnant, as compared to the data collected in 1995.
Between June 2006 and June 2010, approximately 12.5% of American women, aged 25-44, had to seek medical intervention to conceive. That is up from 11.2% in 1995, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing latest data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
In the age group of 30 to 34, 11.1% women sought medical help, which is slightly higher than 10% in 1995. And, the percentage for women 35 to 39 went up to 16.4% from 14.3% in 1995.
Among the 35-39 group, the women who have previously had one or more babies, the percentage of those seeking ART for pregnancy went up from 13.1% in 1995 to 15.8%.
Fertility rate in the U.S. has been on the downward spiral for the past couple of years, and was reported to be the lowest at 63 births per 1,000 women (15 to 44 years) in 2013.