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...

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

According to a report by the U.S. Transgender Survey, an association aimed at defending the rights of transsexuals, 39% of trans people suffered severe psychological distress in the month prior to the interview carried out to obtain these data, compared to 5% of the United States...

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...

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...

Delayed motherhood also in England. Twice 40-year-old first time mothers

New mothers in their forties? 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 has increased...

Global child mortality rate falls by 53% according to Unicef Report

Global child mortality: “We have to acknowledge tremendous global progress.” A report by the World Health Organization and Unicef (BBC News) has stated that for the first time, steady progress has been noted in the fight to reduce world child mortality rates, mainly...
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Birth control and alarmist demographics predictions

Could alarmist demographic predictions, explain hard birth control measures, especially in developing countries? It is generally agreed that it is difficult to make demographic projections. The United Nations makes projections of this type for the world as a whole and for...