According to data released by the Turkish Institute of Statistics (TUIK), the average age of mothers giving birth in 2001 was 26.7, and in 2021 it was 29.1. When the average maternal age at first birth was analyzed by the provinces, the highest average maternal age at the time of first birth in 2021 was 28.4, including Istanbul. This is to say that with the increase in the level of education of women over the years, career issues get priority and motherhood lags behind in advanced age. Dr. Ojlem Ojilmaz, “With the transition from the traditional social structure to the modern social structure, the mentality of marriage and childbearing has also changed. In the new social system where career, education, social life and economic expectations are decisive, the age of motherhood of women has increased. For a woman, being a mother is the most basic indicator of a healthy life cycle. Intervening or delaying this natural cycle increases the risk of infertility, uterine cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and colon cancer. He said.
Not only the age of motherhood, but also the age of marriage has increased.
Not only the age of motherhood, but also the age of marriage for women has increased, said OP. Dr. যদিওzlem Özyılmaz said, “Although the quality and reserves of the ovaries have been damaged by harmful chemicals ingested over the years, motherhood at an advanced age has been linked to this situation. For this reason, the prevalence of vaccination and IVF methods, which support reproductive techniques, has increased. When the female population with increasing levels of education was included in the group of infertile patients, the number of children decreased, “he said and summarized the psychological causes of the problem with the following words:
“In a changing world and in difficult living conditions, women are beginning to view childbearing as an injustice. Efforts to provide the best for their child socially, culturally and economically are also a factor in advancing the age of motherhood.”
Women who do not breastfeed are at higher risk
“Breastfeeding is one of the most important factors that reduces the risk of breast cancer. For this reason, it increases the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer for women who are late mothers or have never given birth,” says Op. Dr. Ojlem Ojilmaz, “Research shows that breastfeeding is very beneficial not only for babies but also for mothers and society. Breastfeeding not only develops the baby’s maximum level, but also provides protection against chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, acute diseases and infections. For mothers, breastfeeding helps reduce bleeding during pregnancy and reduces the risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. “ Made a statement.
Never gives birth to lung and colon cancer
Kiss. Dr. Ozlem Ozilmaj, “Cancer blinds thousands of people to life and causes psychological and financial decline every year. According to statistics, uterine cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in Turkey. One of the leading causes of uterine cancer is infertility. On the other hand, giving birth late or not giving birth at all is closely related not only to uterine cancer but also to other types of cancer. He said and ended his words as follows:
“If a woman never gives birth or gives birth less, her risk of ovarian cancer is higher. If a woman is exposed to high levels of hormones during supportive reproductive techniques such as vaccines and IVF, she has a higher risk of developing ovarian and breast cancer. The risk of cervical cancer is higher if a woman never gives birth or gives birth in small numbers. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers. Women who have given birth have a 50 percent lower risk of developing lung cancer than those who do not have children. This protective effect is even more pronounced in smokers. Also, it has been found that the risk of giving birth to bladder cancer is reduced by 25 percent. The risk of brain and esophageal cancer due to birth is reduced by 30-40 percent. It is reported that the risk of liver and pancreatic cancer similarly decreases with birth.