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United Nations Documents related to sex selective abortion:

Preventing gender-biased sex selection
An interagency statement OHCHR, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO, 2011
The biologically normal sex ratio at birth ranges from 102 to 106 males per 100 females. However, ratios higher than normal – sometimes as high as 130 – have been observed. This is…
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United Nations addresses falling Asian fertility and sex imbalance
Sep 10, 2012, MercatorNet.com
By Shannon Roberts
Even the United Nations, with its dire statistics about the number of babies overpopulating the earth, is now becoming worried about falling fertility rates, gender imbalance, …
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Concern in Vietnam over growing gender imbalance
Discrimination of Female Children in Modern India: from Conception through Childhood
In a seminal article in 1990, Amartya Sen suggested that worldwide, particularly in Asia, millions of women were missing from the population…
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UNFPA Guidance Note on Prenatal Sex Selection
Sex selection – in particular, the deliberate elimination of girls and women through abortion, infanticide and neglect – has historically resulted in…
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UNFPA: 117 Million Women “Missing” In Asia Due To Gender Imbalances
Friday, October 07, 2011 Asian Scientist Magazine
Joint international and national actions to end prenatal sex selection and discrimination against women should remain a priority for all, said…
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Sex Imbalances at Birth-Current trends, consequences and policy implications
This report offers an updated review of the various facets and the latest trends and differentials in sex selection in Asia. It includes a set of recommendations…
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Sex imbalances at birth current trends implications and policy implications
August 2010, UNFPA
Sex ratio at birth (SRB) is the means of determining the number of boys being born per one hundred girls. In Viet Nam, since the year 2000, statistical data…
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Report of the International Workshop on Skewed Sex ratios at birth: Addressing the Issue and the way forward
October, 2011, UNFPA
In recent decades, the issue of increasingly imbalanced SRB has caused concern, starting in a number of Asian countries, but now also spreading beyond that…
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Girls Missing in India
July 2010, UNFPA
The child sex ratio data from Census 2001 brought the issue of imbalance in sex ratio to centre stage in development debates. Child sex ratio is the number of girls …
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Discrimination of female Children in Modern India; from conception through childhood
By T.V.Sekher and Neelambar Hatti
In a seminal article in 1990, Amartya Sen suggested that worldwide, particularly in Asia, millions of women were missing from the population totals of many countries.
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Women in an insecure world
September 2005, pages 6-7
The scope of violence against women in daily life- Gendercide against women
The epidemic nature of violence against women has led analysts to identify a‘gendercide’ – a gender-selective mass killing – targeting women. ‘Gendercidal institutions’, or…
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World Health Organization

Preventing Gender-Biased sex selection
This OHCHR, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO joint interagency statement reaffirms the commitment of United Nations agencies to encourage and support efforts by States, international and national organizations, civil society and communities to uphold the rights of girls…
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The desire for sons and excess fertility:A household level analysis of parity progression in India
By Sanjukta ChaudhuriDecember 4, 2012
The desire for sons often influences fertility behavior in India. Women with a small number or low proportion of sons may be more likely than other women to continue childbearing
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