Mechanisms behind the Skewed Sex Ratio at Birth in Azerbaijan

No. of pages: 78

Publication date: 2014

Author: Ilknur Yüksel-Kaptanoğlu, Mehmet Ali Eryurt, Ismet Koç, Alanur Çavlin

Publisher: UNFPA Azerbaijan CO

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This report presents the findings of the qualitative and quantitative assessment of the
mechanisms leading to the skewed sex ratios at birth in Azerbaijani population. The
study was held by UNFPA Azerbaijan Country Office and the State Committee for
Family, Women and Children’s Affairs in 2012. In addition to being the first initiative
exclusively dedicated to the exploration of the prevalence rates and major causes
of the phenomenon of sex selection abortions, the present report provides the
series of recommendations to guide the respective state intervention to address the issue.