Yuri Solenov, executive director of the Union of Fathers, said that incentive payments, the popularization of the law on partner childbirth, paternal capital, and tracking the health of adolescents will help increase the birth rate in Russia.
He also believes that young people need to communicate traditional family values. “Traditional family values should be in the focus of attention, generally accepted values should be popularized and promoted from all sides. The propaganda of having many children, that a large family is cool, is good,”he said in an interview with the radio station“Moscow speaking”.
In his opinion, material payments to young families can also stimulate the birth rate in our country. “To motivate the birth of the first child, it might be useful to offer family capital in the amount of 450-500 thousand so that young people do not have fears and any doubts that they can give birth. They will no longer be afraid of any economic upheavals,”Solenov said.
He said that popularizing the law on partner childbirth would also help motivate Russians to reproduce. Men can accompany their women not only in the delivery rooms, but also in specialized waiting rooms nearby. He also believes that paternal capital can help increase the birth rate in Russia.
“Father's capital, so that large families receive support, like father's capital at the birth of a third or fourth child in one marriage. Father's capital is when they would pay material support for the birth of a third or fourth child, subject to the condition that the children were born in the same family union, Solenov noted.
In addition, he expressed the opinion that the reproductive health of adolescents in Russia should be monitored by doctors more closely. “Monitoring of reproductive health right from adolescence, from school, in order to monitor boys' reproductive health within the framework of the CHI program, to monitor their reproductive health not only within the framework of the medical board, when they are preparing for military service. Immediately give them the opportunity to undergo treatment under the compulsory medical insurance , - added the executive director of the Union of Fathers.
During a round table in the ONF, Anna Popova noted a decrease in the birth rate three years ago by 1.62%, this year - by 1.5%. At the same time, according to her, there is a decrease in the number of abortions.
Earlier, the director of the Washington State University of Public Health, Professor Ali Mokdad said that the population of Russia by 2100 will decrease by 40 million people. Mokdad explained that the reason is the fall in the birth rate in Russia.
In turn, Nikita Mkrtchyan, a leading researcher at the Institute for Social Analysis and Forecasting of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, said in a commentary to the VZGLYAD newspaper that only migration can compensate for the decline in population in Russia, and that the country can be made attractive to migrants by raising the standard of living.
The VZGLYAD newspaper wrote about how Russia is liquidating the demographic catastrophe of the 1990s.