The Ministry of Health published the vital birth statistics in Argentina for the year 2020. According to the report, the global fertility rate fell again and stood at 1.54, the lowest value in history.

From the Ministry they affirm that in 2020 the birth rate fell by 14.7% compared to the previous year. “This is the lowest number of live births in recent decades. The decline in births that began in 2014 is accentuated,” says Mónica del Río, the person in charge of providing the statistics to the Ministry.

The global fertility rate (TFR), the average number of children per woman of childbearing age, has also been falling. Between 1980 and 2020, the global fertility rate fell by 55%, being much more abrupt from 2014 (35% from 2014 to 2020).

Julia Pomares, adviser to the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, affirmed that the drop in fertility in adolescence “is a GREAT opportunity for thousands of women to break the vicious circle of poverty and have more freedom to decide about their lives.” .