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ARMENIA: Sex Selection Has Consequences

CIVILNET.TV reported on 23 March on the son preference and prenatal sex selection issue in Armenian society and interviewed Garik Hayrapetyan, UNFPA Armenia assistant representative on the matter. There is often a pressure to bear a boy child that might eventually lead to prenatal sex selection, a phenomenon confirmed by a UNFPA study. "Continuation of family lineage, more important role of man in the society, 
their higher economic and social mobility - these were the articulated reasons justifying son preference," said Mr. Hayrapetyan. "If prenatal sex selection continues in Armenia at the same pace the consequences are unpredictable." Watch in Armenian: CIVILNET.TV

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