Nacimiento Triples tasa después del terremoto
- Miércoles, 02 de marzo 2011 14:47
Lo mismo ocurrió nueve meses después del devastador terremoto de Haití del 12 de enero de 2010. De acuerdo con una encuesta de salud reproductiva lanzada en octubre por el Fondo de Población de las Naciones Unidas, la tasa de fecundidad se ha triplicado en las zonas urbanas en el país desde el desastre.
Population Fund representative Igor Bosc said a lack of infrastructure is responsible. "Most of the hospitals able to provide services were destroyed in the most densely populated parts of the country," Bosc told the local media in November. That meant that women did not have access to their preferred contraceptives.
As well as possessing fewer condoms, disaster survivors may have been engaging in more sex.
Sex is a way of coping with stress, explained one Haitian journalist. "In those fragile situations, people are slowly trying to rebuild their lives," Fredrick Jean Pierre said. "There are women who give themselves to a man to benefit from his protection inside the camp. Others sell themselves so they can get food and water. Sometimes it is their only means of access. This is happening quite often."
Nothing else to do Stir-craziness may also contribute. Nine months after New York City experienced a 10-hour blackout in November 1965, births seemed to surge. "The lights went out and people were left to interact with each other," Paul Siegel, a sociologist, told the New York Times in 1966. Some skeptics, however, dismissed the increase as a meaningless fluctuation. The media has reported birth spikes all up and down the East Coast the past couple of autumns, attributed to the previous winters' "snowpocalypses."