Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

The most fundamental way in which culture pushes against biology

Posted 26 Aug 2015 / 0

National Public Radio For Prospective Moms, Biology and Culture Clash

Seven years later, I need to check and see how these American demographic trends have developed. Are even more women having babies later in life?

Interesting thing here is how big a tension there is between our cultural choices and our biological realities. If fertility peaks in the early-twenties for women, but a third of American women are not trying to become pregnant until their early-thirties, we have a serious gap between culture and biology.

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