Environmental factors in declining human fertility

  title={Environmental factors in declining human fertility},
  author={Niels E. Skakkeb{\ae}k and Rune Lindahl-Jacobsen and Hagai Levine and A M Andersson and Niels J{\o}rgensen and Katharina M Main and {\O}jvind Lidegaard and L{\ae}rke Priskorn and Stine Agergaard Holmboe and Elvira V. Br{\"a}uner and Kristian Almstrup and Luiz Renato de França and Ariana Znaor and Andreas Kortenkamp and Roger J. Hart and Anders Juul},
  journal={Nature Reviews Endocrinology},
  pages={139 - 157}
A severe decline in child births has occurred over the past half century, which will lead to considerable population declines, particularly in industrialized regions. A crucial question is whether this decline can be explained by economic and behavioural factors alone, as suggested by demographic reports, or to what degree biological factors are also involved. Here, we discuss data suggesting that human reproductive health is deteriorating in industrialized regions. Widespread infertility and… 
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