AZERBAIJAN – Number of abortions among minors triples in just one year

Approximately 1,605 women in Azerbaijan aged 15–19 years had an abortion in 2017. Forty-six of these were minors, while only 19 under-age abortions were recorded the previous year. Azerbaijan also leads the region in terms of births by women under the age of 19. Experts attribute the surge in early pregnancies and abortions to children and adolescents learning about sex on the internet. However, neither parents nor teachers talk to children about sex as the … Continued

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