Asia

Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men By Mara Hvistendahl, Publich Affairs Books, 2011. (Read a review of the book here<span

Watering the Neighbour’s Garden: The Growing Demographic Female Deficit in Asia, Edited by Isabelle Attané and Christophe Z. Guilmoto, Paris: CICRED, 2007.

Where Have All The Girls Gone?
ForeignPolicy.com, June 27, 2011
How did more than 160 million women go missing from Asia? The simple answer is sex selection — typically, an ultrasound scan followed by an abortion if the fetus turns out to be female…
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Mar 4th 2010, The Economist
XINRAN XUE, a Chinese writer, describes visiting a peasant family in the Yimeng area of Shandong province. The wife was giving birth. “We had scarcely sat down in the kitchen”…
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The Daughter Deficit
August 19, 2009, The New York Times
By Tina Rosenberg
In the late 1970s, a Ph.D. student named Monica Das Gupta was conducting anthropological fieldwork in Haryana, a state in the north of India. She observed something striking…
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China Announces That It Will Criminalize Sex-Selection Abortions: What, If Anything, Should the U.S. Do About the Practice in this Country?
Findlaw, Jan. 26, 2005, By SHERRY F. COLB
Chinese law prohibits sex-selection abortions – that is, abortions performed because the parents would prefer to have a child of the other sex. (In China, it is virtually always a female fetus that is aborted.) Chinese law also prohibits…
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Statistics About Gendercide in China
Gendercide, defined as “the systematic extermination of a particular gender,” has been widely practiced against girls throughout China. Traditional preference for male children, coupled with China’s One-Child Policy, have led to a commonplace practice for couples to practice pre-natal sex selection..
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Mothers in China

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