The consequences of son preference and sex-selective abortion in China and other Asian countries

Hesketh, Therese; Li Lu; Zhu Wei Xing
September 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/6/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 12, p1374
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the implications of son preference and sex-selective abortion in Asian countries like China, India, and South Korea. It says that the son preference lead discrimination against girls and along with the ultrasound technology, has lead to sex-selection, female infanticide, and excess number of boys in China. It adds that the sex ratio at birth (SRB), defined as the number of boy labor in every 100 girls, has increased in the said three countries.


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