is this about the 1 in 6 FSU girls of reproductive age being infertile?
ONE OF EVERY SIX RUSSIAN FEMALES OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE IS INFERTILE
A report published by Russian daily Novye Izvestia says that one of every six females of reproductive age in Russia is infertile. A similar statement was made by a group of Russian scientists at the press conference held on the occasion of the World Day of Population. The doctors say that a mere 10 percent of young women in Russia can be regarded as totally sound. Vladimir Kulakov, Russia’s chief gynecologist and obstetrician, said that around 10 million roubles are allocated annually for the treatment of infertility. But spending fall short of an amount required for the purpose. The treatment is estimated to cost 100 billion roubles if conducted on a nation-wide level involving about 6 million Russian females. The doctors are also concerned about high maternal mortality rate, apart from the present infertility rate among women in Russia. The number of deaths due to complications of pregnancy and childbirth in Russia is 3 times higher than that in any of the Western countries. Abortions and complications relating to abortions are the main cause of the situation. Experts also point out a growing number of children born with congenital diseases and serious chronic conditions in Russia. The age of expectant mothers is partly to blame. A pregnant woman in her thirties and her future offspring have much more chances to suffer from complications of pregnancy and childbirth.
Thank you, idiotdetector, for having brought this issue forward.
A few hours with a search engine revealed some very unpleasant information. You should do it yourself to form your own opinion. (My viewpoints on promiscuity, etc. will be known from my other postings).
As far as I can see Russia is now reaping the bitter harvest from the sovjet policies with respect to sexual morality (causing diseases), birth control by abortion (causing infertility), etc.
These problems combined with TB and over-use of alcohol cause each generation in Russia to consist of considerably fewer people than the previous generation.
Younger people in Russia have very good reasons to try to get out. The lights will go out when there are too few people to keep the country going!
But how do you in a nice and polite way ask your bride-to-be about her past and her health?