Producer and Editor: Nelly Babayan
Journalist: Lusine Budaghyan
Images: Noro Harutyunyan
Video Editor: Levon Taksildaryan
Date of Publication: April 13, 2019
Title: (un)Forbidden abortions: Selective abortions veiled under the law
Short summary: Multimedia investigation: approximately 1,200 girls are not born in Armenia yearly due to sex-selective abortions. According to the United Nations Population Fund in Armenia, Armenia will lose approximately 90,000 future mothers by the year 2060. Having an abortion after 12 weeks is prohibited in Armenia (the sex of the fetus becomes clear after this point) if there are no directions from the doctor or if evidence of poor social circumstances do not dictate otherwise. Despite this ban, families continue to abort their baby girls. Doctors carry out forbidden selective abortions after 12 weeks. Experts confirm that this is a hidden problem.