4EverNews.com – Baby boomers in Australia will be forced to wear diapers for at least a year and some will be banned from the country, according to a report.
The study, published by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, predicts that by 2037, about 50 per cent of women aged 25 to 34 will be pregnant with a child.
It also says the average age at which a woman will be exposed to a foetus is likely to rise, from 32 to 34.
A baby boom is now a reality for Australian women.
“There will be an increasing number of babies and older women who will be able to have their own babies at an earlier age,” Dr Andrew Davenport, of the Australian Centre for Population Health at Curtin University, told ABC News.
But it’s not just women in their 40s who will have to take responsibility.
In a statement, the Australian Government said the study’s findings were “unfounded” and that the introduction of a uniform minimum age for maternity leave was the only solution.
“[This] is yet another example of the Government ignoring the health of its population by passing a law that ignores the need for sensible, age-appropriate policies,” a spokesman said.
“The Government must ensure that the future of Australia’s families is at its best.” “
In January, a report from the Victorian Institute of Population Health said a baby boom would lead to a “tipping point” of about 25 per cent increase in the number of births. “
The Government must ensure that the future of Australia’s families is at its best.”
In January, a report from the Victorian Institute of Population Health said a baby boom would lead to a “tipping point” of about 25 per cent increase in the number of births.
Dr Daven, from Curtin, said the findings would “require a substantial increase in maternity leave for the next decade”.
“The majority of women who are now pregnant have a child but not all will be so lucky, and it will not be easy for them to do so,” he told ABC radio.
Davenport said it was likely that some mothers would find themselves in a “baby-free zone” during this time.
He also said the Australian government should consider whether it could extend maternity leave to a wider range of older people.
Australian women are expected to have the world’s oldest pregnancies by the end of the decade.
More than three million Australian women are expecting to be pregnant by 2036, with the average number of pregnancies in the next 12 months reaching 2.5.
Topics:pregnancy-and-childbirth,health,community-and.society,women,health-policy,health—women,population-and_demographics,government-and–politics,australiaFirst posted March 14, 2019 12:33:49Contact Ashley FauciMore stories from Victoria