Lowest number of babies being born in Wisconsin in more than 40 years.
Written by Jesse Baroka on March 4, 2019
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin researcher says a drop in teen pregnancies has contributed to the lowest number of babies being born in the state in more than 40 years. Wisconsin Public Radio reports that data from the state Department of Health Services show there were less than 65,000 babies born in 2017, the lowest number that state’s seen since 1973. A University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher says one major factor in the decrease in births is that fewer teens are having babies.