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Gen Z, millennials speak out on reluctance to become parents

Aug. 30, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At 24, El Johnson has made up her mind that she won't bear children, though she and her girlfriend haven't ruled out adoption. The graduate student who works in legal services in Austin, Texas, has a list of reasons for not wanting to give birth: the climate crisis...

The AP Interview: Japan minister says women 'underestimated'

Jul. 27, 2022 03:06 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s minister for gender equality and children's issues called the country’s record low births and plunging population a national crisis and blamed “indifference and ignorance” in the male-dominated Japanese parliament. In a wide-ranging interview with The...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Jun. 29, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Success Mixed On Teen Births As with a lot of indicators about the well-being of people in Mississippi, this state has made significant progress in reducing the number of teen births, but it still has a long way to go....