The hottest Fertility Substack posts right now

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Wood From Eden β€’ 1440 implied HN points β€’ 16 Jan 24
  1. Females evolved to worry about their children, not necessarily to have many children.
  2. Women feel more anxiety about their children's safety, leading to a natural inclination to limit family size.
  3. Societal norms and female worries can influence fertility rates and the tendency for smaller families.
ideassleepfuriously β€’ 884 implied HN points β€’ 10 Jan 24
  1. The risk of producing abnormal embryos is highest in siblings, lower in first cousins, and lowest in third or fourth cousins.
  2. Inbreeding can lead to shared defective alleles and recessive disorders, causing inbreeding depression.
  3. Outbreeding can lead to genetic incompatibilities and higher rates of miscarriage, causing outbreeding depression.
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thezvi β€’ 2231 implied HN points β€’ 17 Oct 23
  1. The world is becoming more aware of the fertility crisis and discussing potential solutions.
  2. Corporate ownership of fertility clinics has shown positive impacts on clinic volume and success rates.
  3. Research suggests that modern life may be contributing to low fertility rates by prioritizing social status over reproduction.
Karlstack β€’ 144 implied HN points β€’ 28 Feb 24
  1. A personal IVF story revealed the author's unique background and insights into the political implications of IVF treatments.
  2. Democrats are using IVF as a political strategy against Republicans, leveraging statistics on public support for fertility treatments like IVF.
  3. While most support IVF, observant Catholics are a key group opposed to it due to teachings of the Church.
Aaron Renn β€’ 294 implied HN points β€’ 02 Feb 24
  1. New book 'Life in the Negative World: Confronting Challenges in an Anti-Christian Culture' by Aaron M. Renn is getting positive feedback
  2. Fertility rates in the Nordics are declining despite gender equality and public subsidies for child rearing
  3. There is pushback on the glorification of polyamory as a lifestyle choice
The Shift With Sam Baker β€’ 1118 implied HN points β€’ 19 Oct 23
  1. Hilary Mantel experienced years of pain before being diagnosed with endometriosis, impacting her fertility.
  2. Exercise was thought to be helpful for menstrual pain, but Mantel's condition led her to feel like she was leaving normal life behind.
  3. The Shift With Sam Baker is a reader-supported publication that offers both free and paid subscriptions.
The Great Gender Divergence β€’ 196 implied HN points β€’ 04 Feb 24
  1. Conservatives blame over-educated women, progressives highlight women's burdens for declining fertility.
  2. Men's desire for children is decreasing due to endless opportunities for entertainment and heavy expectations in parenting.
  3. In ultra competitive East Asia like Hong Kong, one child is increasingly viewed as sufficient due to the educational arms race.
Fake NoΓ»s β€’ 359 implied HN points β€’ 23 Dec 23
  1. The world is experiencing a decline in fertility rates, particularly in more prosperous nations.
  2. Liberalism, with its focus on individual freedom and prosperity, may contribute to the decline in fertility due to factors like career options and personal pursuits.
  3. Possible solutions to the fertility problem include promoting the idea that having children is valuable, advancing technology like artificial wombs, and providing incentives for people to have more children.
Anarchonomicon β€’ 1198 implied HN points β€’ 20 Jun 23
  1. American Conservatives and Jewish Conservatives are unique in maintaining above replacement fertility rates in wealthy societies.
  2. Conservative cultures that resist the global urban progressive monoculture tend to have higher fertility rates.
  3. American Conservatism exhibits adaptive immunity to the cultural influences that lead to declining birth rates in other cultures.
Faster, Please! β€’ 54 HN points β€’ 26 Jan 24
  1. Global fertility rates are declining rapidly across the world.
  2. The decline in human population due to collapsing fertility is a historic phenomenon unlike anything seen before.
  3. There is a potential for a significant decrease in human population by the mid-2060s due to falling fertility rates.
Splitting Infinity β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 26 Feb 24
  1. Increased immigration to the U.S. can bring significant economic benefits, with estimates projecting a boost of $7 trillion to US GDP and $1 trillion to federal tax revenues if sustained over the next decade.
  2. Climate change mitigation costs can be reasonable, with projections indicating that offsetting 1.2 degrees of warming by 2100 could cost around $432 billion, showing that effective measures are possible at a manageable cost.
  3. Pro-natal policies to encourage fertility growth may require substantial financial incentives, estimated at $283 billion per year to achieve replacement fertility, but alternative approaches could potentially be more cost-effective.
Cremieux Recueil β€’ 157 implied HN points β€’ 07 Oct 23
  1. In Russia, efforts to reduce abortion rates were more successful due to changes in contraception usage than government policies.
  2. Trivial inconveniences, like needing approval or counseling for abortions, can actually reduce abortion rates.
  3. Supply-side abortion restrictions, like clinic regulations, can significantly limit access to abortions and lead to behavioral changes in people seeking abortions.
Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology β€’ 31 implied HN points β€’ 30 Jan 24
  1. There is a negative correlation between IQ and fertility across the world, suggesting a decline in intelligence over time.
  2. More developed countries show a weaker decline in intelligence compared to less developed nations.
  3. Embryo selection for intelligence could potentially offset the decline in intelligence, especially in wealthier countries.
In My Tribe β€’ 9 HN points β€’ 02 Mar 24
  1. Being able to make and keep commitments is essential in a successful marriage, and conscientiousness can be developed through rewards, punishments, and exercises.
  2. Appreciating tradition, including religious rituals, can give significance to your marriage and family, making the journey more fulfilling.
  3. Agreeing on family size, having a stable neighborhood, and positive peer pressure towards marriage and children can all contribute to a strong and lasting marriage.
Extropic Thoughts β€’ 117 implied HN points β€’ 02 Jun 23
  1. Having more people is not inherently bad; each new person brings potential for creativity and productivity.
  2. Limiting lifespan extension to control population growth is ethically irresponsible and ineffective; focusing on reducing birth rates is a better approach.
  3. Global population growth is projected to slow and eventually decline due to various factors, including declining fertility rates and aging populations.
Are You Okay? β€’ 139 implied HN points β€’ 07 Mar 23
  1. Fertility struggles can have significant physical, emotional, and social impacts, and it's common for individuals and couples to face emotional challenges during infertility treatments.
  2. Infertility is more common than many realize, affecting around 10-15% of couples worldwide and about 12% of married women in the U.S. Seeking support and healthy coping strategies is important.
  3. Health is about more than fertility - it involves awareness, acceptance, and agency. Reframing fertility challenges as a journey of self-discovery can be empowering for individuals.
Nothing Human is Alien β€’ 2 HN points β€’ 13 Feb 24
  1. Global fertility rates are rapidly declining across various regions of the world, indicating a potential crisis affecting human populations worldwide.
  2. Evidence suggests that environmental pollutants, particularly xenoestrogens, may be disrupting human and animal hormonal systems and contributing to fertility issues.
  3. Studies show a concerning decline in male testosterone levels and sperm counts, alongside instances of animals experiencing hormonal disturbances due to pollutants like atrazine and plastics.
Indian Bronson β€’ 3 HN points β€’ 15 Feb 23
  1. People are having less sex and fewer children due to societal and cultural shifts.
  2. Increased female empowerment and choices are leading to fewer children being born despite the desire for more.
  3. The solution to the fertility crisis is not just about having sex, but prioritizing family formation and early marriage.