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Social issues regarding sons In pre-industrial societies and some current countries with agriculture-based economies, a higher value was, and still is, assigned to sons rather than daughters, giving m ...
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Synonyms and translations
Main article: Mama and papaThe proverbial "first word" of an infant often sounds like "ma" or "mama". This strong association of that sound with "mother" has persisted in nearly every language on eart ...
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Mothers in art
Throughout history mothers with their children have often been the subject of artistic works, such as paintings, sculptures or writings.Fourth century grave reliefs on the island of Rhodos depicted mo ...
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Mother-offspring conflict
Main article: MatricideIn early human history there have been many instances of mother-offspring conflicts. For example:Amastris, queen of Heraclea, was drowned by her two sons in 284 BC.Cleopatra III ...
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Nearly all world religions define tasks or roles for mothers through either religious law or through the glorification of mothers who served in substantial religious events. There are many examples of ...
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Health and safety issues
Main article: Maternal mortalitySub-Saharan African countries carry the highest risks in terms of maternal and infant mortality and health.A maternal death is defined by WHO as "the death of a woman w ...
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Social role
See also: Sociology of motherhoodSikkimese mother with childMonumento a la Madre in Mexico City. The inscription translates as "To her who loves us before she meets us".Historically, the role of women ...
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Biological mother
In the case of a mammal such as a human, a pregnant woman gestates a fertilized ovum (the "egg"). A fetus develops from the viable fertilized ovum, resulting in an embryo. Gestation occurs in the woma ...
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The modern English word is from Middle English moder, from Old English mōdor, from Proto-Germanic *mōdēr (cf. East Frisian muur, Dutch moeder, German Mutter), from Proto-Indo-European *méh₂tēr ( ...
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Non-biological mother
Mother can often apply to a woman other than the biological parent, especially if she fulfills the main social role in raising the child. This is commonly either an adoptive mother or a stepmother (th ...
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A mother (or mum/mom/mam) is a woman who has raised a child, given birth to a child, and/or supplied the egg which in union with a sperm grew into a child. The definition can also be extended to non-h ...
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Biological and non-biological parentage
Like mothers, fathers may be categorized according to their biological, social or legal relationship with the child. Historically, the biological relationship paternity has been determinative of fathe ...
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A parent is a caretaker of the offspring in their own species. In humans, a parent is of a child (where "child" refers to offspring, not necessarily age). A biological parent consists of a person whos ...
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North American conservatism
Main article: FamilialismFor social conservatism in the United States and in Canada, the idea that the nuclear family is traditional is an important aspect, where family is seen as the primary unit of ...
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Changes to family formation
In 2005, information from the United States Census Bureau showed that 70% of children in the US live in traditional two-parent families, with 66% of those living with parents who were married, and 60% ...
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