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CHEREPOVETS, February 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Vice-Premier Olga Golodets said on Monday that the number of women in fertile age had been on the decline in Russia.
“Today, Russia is facing new demographic challenges. The amount of women of fertile age has decreased from 40 million in 2006 to 36 million in 2012, and their number will keep falling,” Golodets told a meeting of the presidium of the Russian State Council that was chaired by President Vladimir Putin.
The vice-premier said she was concerned with the fact that young women refused to give birth to children because they wanted to get a higher education.
“Young people want to get a good professional education and put off the birth of their first-born to a later period. Unfortunately, women aged 18-23 make 250,000 abortions in Russia,” Golodets said, adding it was particularly alarming that a considerable part of those women was officially married.
She emphasized that conditions should be created for young women to combine maternity with professional education.