Georgia: Data Glitch Distorts Abortion Picture

Newborns at a maternity center in Georgia. The average observed ratio of boys to girls born in Georgia is higher than the natural sex-at-birth ratio of 105 boys for every 100 girls, but the problem appears to be smaller than often portrayed. (Photo: Georgia’s Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs)

Sex-selective abortion in Georgia is a topic that has caught international attention. From an Economist article published in September 2013 to a 2015 UN report, Georgia tends to be portrayed as having one of the worst sex-selective abortion problems in the world.

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Dustin Gilbreath is a Policy Analyst at CRRC-Georgia. He co-edits the organization’s blog Social Science in the Caucasus. The views presented in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of CRRC-Georgia.

Georgia: Data Glitch Distorts Abortion Picture

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