Ukrainian Ombudsman Lyudmyla Denisova said that the birth rate of children is decreasing annually in Ukraine. Over the past eight years, the birth rate has declined by more than 400,000. Denisova said this during a briefing on the Children's Rights Day, as NV reported.
According to the Ombudsman, in 2017 - 2019, the birth rate decreased annually by 30,000 - 35,000 children.
“Today, unfortunately, the birth rate of children in Ukraine is decreasing annually. If, for example, in 2011, there were more than 8 million children, then at the end of 2019, this number amounted to 7 579 000,” Denisova said.
She has also noted that the state needs to regulate reproductive technologies and surrogacy to support the birth rate of children in the country.
“In my opinion, we need to develop a comprehensive regulatory document that will primarily set the rights of the child. In particular, from what moment you need to monitor and talk about the rights of the child — from the moment of fertilization or from the moment of birth,” Denisova emphasized.
As we reported before, Mykola Kuleba, the Commissioner of the President of Ukraine for Children's Rights, said that foreigners should be banned from using surrogacy services.