India's missing women

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2011/07/22
Half a million girls a year are being aborted in India, equal to the total number of girls born in the UK. The scale of sex selection in Asia is extraordinary, yet it has not attracted the attention it deserves in the west. This is the age of "missing women" - an estimated 30 to 70 million of them. The number of girls born has dropped significantly because of sex selective abortions, and the sex imbalance has been aggravated by higher mortality rates as boys receive better care. Read more at Guardian UK
Relates to India
Sectors: Female Feticide, Gender Discrimination, Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights
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