A round-table conference “Modern family values and family upbringing experience” was held in Mogilev. The event celebrated the International Family Day (May,15). The conference was organized by Mogilev Regional Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health.
To stimulate birth-rate and to strengthen the institute of a family are the priorities of the Republican Program of Demographic Security (the years 2007-20010). The measures of the program contribute to the growth of family role and prestige, family problems prevention. There are some positive results. In the first quarter of 2009 in Mogilev region 3005 babies were born. That is 5.5% more than in the same period of 2008. In January-March the number of marriages increased by 2,2% and made 1646. The number of divorces went down by 5,9%.
According to Svetlana Pleshkova, the head of the Department of Reproductive Health and Family Planning of Mogilev Regional Medical and Diagnostic Centre, there is a necessity to increase the role of a family and family values. Young people should consider marriage and family seriously. There should be a deliberate decision to have a child. Medical specialists can consult on contraception, to assist to take medical examination before pregnancy.