Reproductive Health Third Round Survey in Georgia
July 8 Tbilisi, Georgia. The presentation of the preliminary results of the 2010 Georgia Reproductive Health Survey was held at Radisson BLU Iveria Hotel in Tbilisi. The conference aimed at presenting the preliminary report to the government officials, representatives of the national and international organizations and experts and elaborating relevant recommendations for further efforts in the field.
2010 Women Reproductive Health Survey is the third nationally representative survey to collect the demographic and reproductive health data at the national and regional level and to track progress in the demographic and reproductive health indicators over the last decade.
• Fertility and Abortion: The Total Fertility Rate calculated from GERHS10 of 2.0 children per woman is 25% higher than the TFR of 1.6 births per woman observed during 2002-2005. 35 % of women currently married or in consensual union wanted more children. Particularly notable was the relatively high proportion of women with two or more children (21%) who said in 2010 that want more children.
• The Total Induced Abortion Rate (TIAR) has been decreasing gradually from 3.7 abortions per woman in 1999 to 3.1 abortions per woman in 2002-2005. Between 2005 and 2010 the abortion rate dropped significantly to 1.6 abortions per woman, a 48% decline.
A third round population-based household probability survey of women of childbearing age was conducted in 2010 with the financial support of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Similar to previous RHSs, MoLHSA through the National Centre for Disease Control and Public Health (NCDC&PH) was the main Implementing Partner to execute the technical implementation of the survey, which was assisted technically by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Atlanta, USA).