Their study of 1.1 million households across India reveals that in 1997, far fewer girls were born to couples if their preceding child or children were also female. “There was about a 30% gap in second females following the birth of any earlier females,” Jha told New Scientist...
Based “on conservative assumptions” the gap in births equates to about 0.5 million missing female births a year, says the team. Assuming the practice has been common in the two decades since ultrasound became widely available, this adds up to 10 million missing girls.
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
According to New Scientist, as many as 10 million female fetuses may have been selectively aborted by their parents over the last 20 years in India where daughters are normally regarded as a liability. From New Scientist:
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