The children

UNICEF response to crisis in Ukraine

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The Convention on the Rights of the Child

Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS)

 

Reproductive Health

According to MICS 2012 data the total fertility rate (TFR) is 1.5 children per woman of reproductive age (1.9 in rural areas and 1.3 in urban areas). Fertility rates of women belonging to neighbouring age groups of 20-24 and 25-29 years are the highest – about 92 live births per 1,000 women in the specified age groups.

The proportion of women who never had a child among respondents of the oldest age group (45-49 years) was at 6.7%. The proportion of young women with the experience of pregnancy among those who already turned 18 increases drastically – almost 11% as compared to 1.6% among those aged 17 years.

According to the survey data majority of pregnancies within the three-year period preceding the survey (over 80%) ended in a live birth, and 13.9% of pregnancies ended in abortion (5.3% - in miscarriages).

According to MICS 2012 the percentage of women with a lifetime experience of induced abortion is 23.1%. Among women who have ever had an abortion 58.2% had one induced abortion; a significant percentage of women (37.2%) reported having 2-3 abortions; and less than 5% of Ukrainian women artificially terminated their pregnancies 4 or more times.

 

 
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