Confirming this trend, a recent report indicated that 3.79 million babies were born in 2018 in the United States, the lowest figure in 32 years. Elsewhere, the birth rate averages 1.6 children per woman in Europe and 1.4 in Japan (2018). Cultural reasons (e.g. the “single not sorry” culture and women’s liberation) are often put.
With the Western countries experiencing their lowest birth rate in thirty years, fertility technologies have entered a new era. According to Technavio, the market could be worth 21 billion dollars by 2020.