Effect of maternal age on the risk of preterm birth and other complications confirmed by a large study

Motherhood is increasingly being delayed for cultural reasons where exigence of women work market should be highlighted. We commented in a recent article that this exigence “Inducing a woman to renounce her legitimate choice to live her maternity at the best age for it, in...

Figures of deaths and displacement, due to war, totalitarian governments and religious persecutions seen since World War II

Is the XXI Century #inhumanity similar to the sad past Century human rights violation? Deaths and displacements due to the war in African countries. The war in Syria has already caused more than 200,000 deaths. More than 10,000 people have died in internal conflicts in Southern...

Age of first-time mothers increases in the US. Has it medical effects on mother or child?

Those giving birth after age 35 years has increased 8-fold.  Appears to be a Western trend (see HERE). Increasing numbers of women in the United States are working professionally. In 1963, only 38% did so. In 2012, the number of professionals exceeded those who were not. In...

Delayed motherhood also in England and Ireland. More than twice 40-year-old and over first time mothers

Are new mothers in their forties a global trend? Motherhood is also being postponed in the United Kingdom (see negative effects on delayed motherhood for mother and child, click HERE), since the number of first-time mothers over the age of 40 has doubled in the last 15 years, and...

High suicide rates in American transsexuals. 40% had attempted suicide

Adults who undergo sex reassignment—even in Sweden, which is among the most LGBT-affirming countries—have a suicide rate nearly 20 times greater According to a report by the U.S. Transgender Survey, an association aimed at defending the rights of transsexuals, 39% of trans people...

Human overpopulation of the earth myth

Is our planet really overpopulated? The problem of human overpopulation of the Earth is often raised in different social settings and especially in some media, often resulting in the promotion of antinatalist policies. But is our planet really overpopulated? This is a complex...

Higher survival of very premature babies

A recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found a higher survival of very premature babies — those born between weeks 22 to 24 of gestation — has risen significantly. The study collected data on 4,274 children born in 11 hospitals. The percentage of premature infants...

Spain is aging and headed towards demographic collapse. With on of the lowest birth rates in the European Union

The number of children under the age of three has fallen by 84,229  whilst the segment of the population over the age of 65 has increased by 111,084 individual Spain is headed towards demographic collapse. The first time since 1998, when official records began to be published by...
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European fertility rates and the age at which women were having children worsen

According to a Eurostat report, the European fertility rates in 2008 was 1.61 children per woman. Later, with the eruption of the economic crisis, the figure could only worsen, falling to 1.58 in 2012. The situation is not the same everywhere, however: France and Ireland exhibit...

Global maternal mortality: significantly reduced in the last 15 years

A study that included data from 171 countries showed a reduction in maternal mortality, with 385 deaths per 100,000 births in 1990 compared to 216 in 2015. Percentage-wise, the reduction varied in this time period from an annual reduction of 1.8% in the Caribbean region to 5% in...
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