illegitimacy

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illegitimacy

Nonmarital, out of wedlock Social medicine The legal status of a child born to unwed parents
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Family pressures, therefore, were of particular importance in determining attitudes to illegitimate births in a Coloured population rising slowly and unevenly in status.
Rather, the reasons include prior abortions; (3) illegitimate births, especially to teenage mothers; smoking; alcohol and drug use; poor eating habits during pregnancy; and failure of parents to take responsibility for seeking prenatal care.
The unbelievably large number of divorces, abortions, illegitimate births and cases of drug addiction are some of the major problems defying solutions in the West.
He said statistics produced in the West itself show the weakening foundations of the Western families, with rapid growth of women trafficking, illegitimate births and shared life outside matrimony just a few of the evil consequences of the West's approval of the abuse of women.
Referring to the figures published by the international centers, Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that the weakening foundations of the western families, rapid growth of women trafficking and women trade, illegitimate births and shared life outside matrimony are just a few of the evil consequences of the West's improper view of women, which is based on misuse.
In the past fifty years the divorce rate has risen sharply, and so has the incidence of illegitimate births.
SUDO's report found that WFP's policy of providing money rather than direct aid has had the consequence of women and girls being sexually exploited as they are forced to work as maids, resulting in many illegitimate births.
I MUST add my voice in support of Alan Hartley and take issue with J Hampton regarding illegitimate births (October 17).
In that article, Hurley said the magisterium should "move heaven and earth" to change a social situation where white exploitation results in illegitimate births for 60 percent of the blacks in his own nation.
Illegitimate births correlate positively with almost every bad social outcome, from dropping out of school to involvement in crime.