• Irmgard Nippert
  • Gerhard Wolff
Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 17)


The Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) is located in central Europe. It covers a total area of 356,910 km2. Following unification on October 3, 1990, it includes the formerly separate Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany), the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) and Berlin. In 1997 it had a population of 82 million, and a density of 230 people/km2. The age structure is characterized by an increasing proportion of elderly people. In 1997, 16% of the population was 0–14 years old, 68% 15–64 years and 16% 65 years and over. The population growth rate in 1997 was 0.0%, the birth rate 8.98 births/1,000 population and the death rate 10.82/1,000 population.


Genetic Counseling Down Syndrome Medical Genetic Genetic Service Sickness Fund 
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  • Gerhard Wolff

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