State Committee: Azerbaijan is facing demographic problem

State Committee: Azerbaijan is facing demographic problem
# 26 December 2013 09:17 (UTC +04:00)


Baku. Konul Kamilgizi – APA. Azerbaijan is facing demographic problem like other countries, APA reports.

Chairperson of the State Committee on Family, Women and Children Affairs Hijran Huseynova said at the boarding meeting on the outcomes of 2013 that the number of males grew rapidly in the last twenty years and it led to the equal gender ratio.

She noted that it is important to carry out preventive measures regarding demographic problem: “Awareness should be raised about the consequences of sex-selective abortions at secondary schools, residents’ registration offices and medical institutions. Change in the sex ratio may lead to gender imbalance. Measures should be strengthened to prevent sex-selective abortions. We should tighten control over the issue along with Ministry of Health and other relevant government agencies. It is necessary to take measures aimed at increasing the participation of women in decision-making process.”

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