Reproductive Rights: Pregnancy in Wartime
The right to reproductive health is one of inalienable human rights. How is it being implemented in Ukraine during a large-scale invasion, air strikes and bombings, capturing of the civilian population and destruction of infrastructure?
In the first four months of Russian invasion, 102,575 babies were registered born in Ukraine. Many children received unusual names during state birth registration. Among them are Jan Javelin (a boy born in Vinnytsia region) and Javelina (a girl from Kyiv). Such names are given in honour of foreign weapons provided to Ukraine’s defence.
Here we share several stories of pregnancy during wartime, based on the experiences of several Ukrainian women.