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  • Couples are having fewer kids than they want
  • Couples are having fewer kids than they want
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Couples are having fewer kids than they want

Family planning has been hugely successful, causing fertility rates to decline worldwide. Although this is often viewed as a triumph, there is growing concern that couples are having fewer children than they would actually want, with some having none at all.



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