Conversely, the number of children born to unwed mothers between the ages of 15 and 19, has continued to grow more rapidly than any other maternal age group --from 55,695 in 1990 to 66,859 in 2000--a percentage leap from 10 percent to 22 percent. According to The World Bank 2000 report, Feminization of Poverty in Russia , these under-aged, single mothers, together with single elderly women, are now the highest risk population groups for "stagnant and exceptional poverty - the poorest among the poor."
Source: miramed : SUPPORT FOR TEENAGED SINGLE MOTHERS IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
It is good that Silvia, Queen of my Country Sweden, is at least supporting teenaged mothers - in Russia.
What is less good is that Swedish as well as Russial laws or perhaps rather ungodly pseudolegislations are forcing some of these mothers to remain single.
At least in Sweden that is causing a lot of teens to depend on parents who force them to abort.
This is wrong, and during older laws - which really were godly and thus really were laws, not just pseudolegislation - a mother of 15 or even of 13 would be wed to the father of the child in quite a lot of the cases.
Hans Georg Lundahl