Jordan witnesses a 10.8 percent decline in births

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AMMAN — On Saturday, Abla Amawi, secretary general of the Higher Population Council, stated that Jordan births fell in 2020. She ascribed the decline to the pandemic, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

According to Amawi, Jordan’s 2020 births declined by 10.8 percent, compared to 2019.

Sunday marks World Population Day, which will be commemorated under the following theme: “Rights and options are the answers to birth surges and control. The core solution to infertility rates is to prioritize health and pregnancy rights for everyone.”

Amawi contended that the pandemic’s negative impact on Jordan’s health infrastructure has made it difficult for women to access sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning services.

This, she said, may lead to unwanted pregnancies and an increase in dangerous practices such as social violence and child marriages.

While the council tackles such matters through its programs, it urges Jordan to unify its efforts to ensure the protection of health and pregnancy rights for all women.

The council added in the statement that it will host events to celebrate World Population Day and launch the National Strategy for Sexual and Reproductive Health 2020-2030.

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