Germany

Germany is a densely populated and highly industrialized country with more than 82 million inhabitants. The life expectancy at birth is 77.6 years for males and 82.8 years for females. The percentage of the population aged 65 years or more is rising. Germany does not have a national health care system. The health care system is administered through several autonomous bodies and associations such as the statutory health insurance system (GKV), the association of physicians under contract with the GKV, and the hospitals association.

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New multilingual websites on sexual and reproductive health for migrants

Two websites that aim to increase the sexual and reproductive health literacy of migrants and to improve their knowledge on available sexual and reproductive health services in Belgium and Germany were recently launched.

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WHO/Europe offices

WHO European Centre for Environment and Health
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1
Bonn D-53113
Tel.:+49 2288150400

Ministry of health

Federal Ministry of Health
Friedrichstraße 108
Berlin 10117
Tel.: +49 3020640452, +49 2289411268
Fax: +49 30184414900
http://www.bmg.bund.de

Data and statistics

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Estimated life expectancy at birth, in years (as of 2010)

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