Gendercide: THE CAUCASUS
Gendercide has been occurring for decades in the Southern Caucasus and research shows it's now on the rise in recent years. The gender gap between male to female births is now only second to China, for example Armenia, has an extimated 138 boys that are born for every 100 girls amongst first children, as the following chart reflects:
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Gendercide: Gender Control in the Southern Caucasus
ARTICLE BY Mari Sahakyan
The prevalence of this sex selection spread with the rise in the use of ultrasound machines after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The situation is even more dire when it comes to the second and third born. In Georgia, this disparity in the ratio jumped to 140 males to 100 females born, meaning women who had two daughters and a male third born had significantly more abortions that those who already had a boy. Interesting to note though, is while such equipment also became more common in other past Soviet satellites such as Ukraine, sex ratios there remained stable.