Births to women aged 25 and under have steadily decreased and number of over-45s is at the highest level

The current mother’s age of the first child is on the rise in Western societies. Our Observatory is following this trend because it has objective social, medical, demographic and ethical problems. Some culture facts and  specialized medical services encourage this option as...

Demographic winter in Europe. Replacement levels fails to meet generational replacement based in Eurostat’s recent data

Europe does not meet generational replacement levels, which is probably one of the most serious social problems in this part of the world. Never has it been more justified to assign Europe the classic name of “the Old Continent”. It is often said that some countries has been...

Global fertility rates decline. First study to provide data on the fertility of the worldwide population

The world population ages, TFRs decreased in all countries and territories of the world between 1950 and 2017, 33 countries showed a negative population growth rate between 2010 and 2017 Knowledge of world population data and their evolution is fundamental for conducting...

Sex disparity on a continental scale. Male-heavy generation in China and India

In China and India, men outnumber women by 70 million. Both nations are belatedly trying to come to grips with the policies that created this male-heavy generation. Nothing like this has happened in human history. A combination of cultural preferences, government decree and...

American official figures on fertility. The report shows that it has fallen to its lowest point in the last 40 years

A disturbing report on the fertility rate in the United States indicates that it has fallen to its lowest point in the last 40 years. US government Centers for Disease Control (CDC) calculated that there were 3.85 births in 2017. This means a total fertility rate of around 1.76...

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 never 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...
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