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Have you got daughter?

22/08/2014

Recently in the South Caucasus region sharply there is a problems with selective abortion.
Sex-selective abortion is the practice of terminating a pregnancy based upon the predicted sex of the baby. The selective abortion of female fetuses is most common in areas where cultural norms value male children over female children, especially in parts of People’s Republic of China,India, Pakistan, the Caucasus, and Southeast Europe.
Sex-selective abortion affects the human sex ratio — the relative number of males to females in a given age group. Studies and reports focusing on sex-selective abortion are predominantly statistical; they assume that birth sex ratio — the overall ratio of boys and girls at birth for a regional population, is an indicator of sex-selective abortion. This assumption has been questioned by some scholars.
Scholars who support the assumption suggest that the expected birth sex ratio range is 103 to 107 males to females at birth. Countries considered to have significant practices of sex-selective abortion are those with birth sex ratios of 108 and above (selective abortion of females), and 102 and below (selective abortion of males). See list of countries by sex ratio.
The overall impact of ultrasound screening and sex-selective abortion on female population is a topic of active debate. Ultrasound sex-screening technologies became widely available in Asian countries during the 1980s and 1990s, and estimates of its impact on missing women vary. Ross Douthat claims over 160 million females are “missing” because of ultrasound screening followed by sex-selective abortion. Guilmoto claims about 40 million females are missing from Asia, Caucasus and Europe.

An interesting way to counteract this phenomenon found users of the social network of Facebook Armenia. They opened a page on the of Facebook titled “Have you got daughter?”. On the pages of this group of people spread photos of their daughters of all ages. Would like to hope that this initiative will somehow to improve the situation.

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