The Health and Wellbeing of . Womankind. A problem which does not go away. “Marital breakdown is the most important disease in our society”. Dr. Jack Dominian. An Epidemiological Approach. Peter Sims Professor of Public Health Medicine The School of Medicine
Dr. Jack Dominian
Average fertility 1960 - 6.3, 1990 - 5.1, 1999 - 4.4
Under five mortality 122/1,000
The woman devotes her life to child bearing and child rearing often in very difficult conditions.
She will experience 6 or more pregnancies, two of her children will die before they are five years oldThe burden of fertility
Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour and keep her in sickness and in health; and forsaking all other, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live
Solemnization of Matrimony 1662