Acting Minister of health Ulyana Suprun was outraged by the statements of some MPs about “pregnant Schoolgirls”, which was made at today’s plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada during a discussion of the project of educational reform providing for transition to 12-year secondary education. The head of the health Ministry wrote in his Facebook.
“Among the reservations sounded like it would be impossible to implement 12-year education system, because 18-year-old girls will leave school pregnant. Incredible! In the 21st century in a European country someone comes to mind that a woman’s life should be limited to the institution of the family and caring for the children,” said Suprun.
“Parliament should not be a place of propaganda sexism, and ageism (discrimination of a person by his age – ed). I’m afraid that people who say so, are not even aware that this is a gross violation of human rights,” added the official.
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Also Suprun reproached deputies that they “do not own theme, which they say, are guided by stereotypes or their own fantasies”.
“According to official statistics from the Ministry of health of Ukraine, in 2016, women who gave birth at the age of 18 years, was 1.27 per cent of the total number of pregnant women,” – said acting Minister.
In February 2017 were published the results of a poll according to which every tenth of a pregnant Ukrainian woman, the employer offered to resign “voluntarily”.