[Source: The Guardian, full page: (LINK).]

Greece's birthrate falls as austerity measures hit healthcare

‎18 September ‎2013 | Helena Smith

Hospitals report 10% reduction in births in past four years as ministers say families cannot afford to have children. Greece has suffered a huge drop in its number of live births because of austerity and unemployment, according to a senior government official. The decline of almost 15% in the past four years is unparalleled in Europe and highlights the savage impact costcutting measures are having on the nation at the heart of the eurozone's financial woes.