Births in Italy down again says report

Use of assisted reproductive procedures up in 2019

(ANSA) - ROME, JUN 16 - Italy's birth rate stayed on a downward trend in 2019, when 421,913 babies were born here, down by 20,763 on the 442,676 births registered in 2018, according to a health ministry report released on Wednesday.
    It said 3.06 of every 100 pregnancies in 2019 was the result of assisted reproductive procedures such as IVF for a total of 12,800 newborns.
    That was up from 2.53 pregnancies out of every 100 in 2018.
    (ANSA).
   

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