Now that the Baby Boom generation aren’t even close to babies anymore and they’ve worked for 30+ years, they are starting to retire and take advantage of the resources that the government has for them once they reach the age of 65. One example of those resources is Social Security. In 1980, more people were working and paying in to the fund than there were
The last two generations of middle aged adults will not have the same grandparent experience as their predecessors. We received these statistics: “80 % see their grandchild at least once a month, 70% bought a gift and ate with their grandchild. 44% see a grandchild at least every week. 12% have no contact or very little with their grandchildren.” Maternal Grandmothers: experience more intimate roles than grandfathers, showing more affection and have more contact, more obvious with granddaughters. Persons
3.1 Introduction A woman is born with approximately two millions of primary follicles. By the onset of puberty approximately 400,000 of follicles remain in the ovaries; some are likely to ovulate during entire reproductive period. The next 30 years, those follicles mature into eggs. This process happens between puberty and menopause. But after 40 years of age, the follicle will decrease and follicle-stimulating hormone level will increase.
In some cases, it has been observed that women in their mid to late thirties hit menopause much earlier than others. While, others don’t experience menopause until their mid to late fifties. The majority of women experience the change in their late forties and early fifties, with as many as ten to fifteen years of premenopausal symptoms. Some women have very few symptoms associated with menopause. A few feel better physically than they did in their early life twenties or thirties.
Currently in the U.S. four percent of women prisoners enter prison pregnant, approximately 12 to 15 percent of offenders entering prison are pregnant at any given time. Over the past five years, approximately 66 babies were born to inmates. Despite the fact that nearly two-thirds of woman in U.S. prisons are mothers, there is still no national policy that dictates what should happen to the more than 2,000 children that are born behind bars in prisons across the country each year. Where do all these babies go? While prison nurseries have existed in this country for a century, the first was established in 1901 at Bedford Hill Correctional Facility north of New York City--there is renewed interest in expanding these programs today.
Mark Bauerlein’s book The Dumbest Generation showcases this very ideal. However, technology actually helps us as it exercises, enhances, and challenges our minds. Because of technology, people under the age of thirty are not the dumbest generation, but instead have a different way to gain knowledge. Notably, the effects of technology on youth have been debated over for several years. Some believe that there are very harmful effects.
Most couples do several cycles before one is successful. Another unbelieveable thing I read is that some fertility clinics will make a deal with couples in an atempt to lessen the price. They say if the couple will pay $20,000 more than what is typically charged (it ends up being about $50,000) they promise multiple procedures until one is successful. If they aren’t successful after a set period of time the couple will get a full refund. The catch is that most of the time they are successful the first time, so the couple could have paid $30,000, but instead they spent $50,000 for the clinic to keep (“A Baby or Your Money Back”).
Youth and physical appearance. Youth is key because, as Dr. Buss put it, “By the age of forty, a woman’s reproductive capacity is low, and by fifty it is close to zero” (Buss 51). This holds true due to factors such as menopause occurring in middle aged women, and genetic conditions such as Down syndrome being more likely to appear in children born from older mothers. The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) confirms this by saying that twenty-year-old mothers have a one in two-thousand chance to give birth to a baby with Down Syndrome. Compare that to a thirty-five-year-old woman, who “has about a one in 350 chance of conceiving a child with Down syndrome” (Down), or a forty-year-old woman who has a one in one-hundred chance of bearing a child with the condition (Down), or a forty-nine-year-old, who has a one in 10 chance of conceiving a Down syndrome child
There are two types of postpartum depression (Kabir): mild and severe postpartum depression. The first is experienced by 80% of women who suffer from this disorder. It is characterized by its low severity and impact on the mental health of the mother. It does not need treatment. It appears 2 or 3 days after the birth, to disappear after 15 days.
The IWPR states that, “According to our research, if change continues at the same slow pace as it has done for the past fifty years, it will take 44 years—or until 2059—for women to finally reach pay parity.” The same institute claims that the time span will stretch from a 41 - 215 year wait for equal pay. In addition, Jessica Schieder and Elise Gould from the Economic Policy Institute state that: “Women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men—despite the fact that over the last several decades millions more women have