Prenatal sex selection
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT 2
|¨ In India three million female foetuses are aborted each year.
¨ In 1991 there were 945 women for every 1,000 men. The ratio dropped to 927 females per 1,000 males in 2001.
¨ Another way to look at it: Approximately 700,000 girls go missing in the country every year.
¨ 10 million sex selective abortions are estimated between 1981 and 2005.
¨ The ban on misusing prenatal diagnostics for sex selection took ten years to become operational.
|[Sources: UNFPA, UNICEF, Lancet and Census of India.]|