Why There’s More Bad News Than Good in Falling Birth Rates

In most industrial nations, the average number of childbirths per woman has fallen below 2.1–the “replacement rate” at which population growth -levels off. That may be good for a resource-strained planet. But for businesses and governments, it’s a looming challenge. One impact of declining fertility–a sinking ratio of working-age people to retiree–is already eroding social […]

Fertility Services Are Becoming the Hottest, New Employee Benefit. Here’s Why

Over the last few decades, companies have developed many different tools to help women prevent pregnancies. But there hasn’t been nearly as much innovation–and investment–in technologies that help women get pregnant. That’s starting to change. On Wednesday at Fortune’s fourth annual Brainstorm Health conference in San Diego, a trio of entrepreneurs shared the ways in […]