Sex selection: The forgotten story

Source: BBC News

A strong socio-cultural preference for boys in conservative Asian societies is blamed for most of the sex selection. In overwhelmingly patriarchal India, dowry makes daughters expensive. China’s one-child policy is thought to be a trigger as women abort girls to have a single boy.

Amniocentesis tests and ultrasound scans have led to more than 160 million girls being aborted in Asia alone since then, according to one widely quoted 2005 estimate.

 

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Categories: India, Women Rights

3 replies

  1. Is there any possibility of conceptual change amongst dwellers of subcontinent in foreseeable future? To me looks very gloomy picture.

  2. “indicates far more frightening situation” further sports the fears mentioned in earlier comments.

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