News Analysis - Female Infanticide


Female Infanticide

  • Child Welfare Continues to be Neglected (March 12, 2007)
    Despite children forming one-third of India's population and continued independent reports on their neglected state, programs that hope to prevent and protect their rights received a paltry allocation of Rs. 90 crore (USD 20 million).<More>

  • Gender Imbalance in China (January 16, 2007)
    Thanks to its one-child policy introduced in 1970s, the Chinese Government acknowledged that it in less than 30 million more men of marriageable men than women resulting from a hard choice parents had to make to prefer male children.<More>

  • India Lost 10 Million Girls (December 15, 2006)
    A senior Indian official acknowledged a “national crisis” of parents in richer states choosing boys over girls using technology to identify and abort female fetuses resulting in the loss of 10 million girls in the last 20 years.<More>

  • Two Doctors Testing Fetal Sex Convicted (March 30, 2006)>
    For the first time, two doctors who tested the sex of the child in the fetus of the mother have been convicted for violating the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique Regulation & Prevention of Misuse Act, 1994.<More>

  • Survey Finds Fall in Sex Ratio (January 10, 2006)
    A study published in the British medical journal "The Lancet" says that 10 million fetuses may have been aborted in India over the past 20 years because of ultrasound sex screening.<More>

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