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Global Gender Imbalance Poses Critical Problems for Women

February 22, 2012

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By Charundi Panagoda A group of Chinese boys plays in the mud. By 2013, one in 10 Chinese men of marriageable age will lack a female counterpart. Credit:Jimmiehomeschoolmom/CC BY 2.0 WASHINGTON, Feb 21, 2012 (IPS) – In 2005, there were 163 million more men in Asia, more than the entire female population of the United […]

Vietnam’s parents want a dragon son

February 14, 2012

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The desire for a male heir is particularly strong in an unusually auspicious yearMarianne Brown Guardian Weekly, Tuesday 14 February 2012 Dragon children? Babies are held by their mothers in the northern province of Bac Ninh, Vietnam. Photograph: Hoang Dinh Nam/Getty When Hai overheard her mother-in-law telling her husband to have an extramarital affair so […]

India’s missing women

July 23, 2011

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Research has cast fresh light on the massive and increasingly alarming phenomenon of sex selection in IndiaPosted byMadeleine Bunting Friday 22 July 2011 A ‘save the girl child’ poster at a Delhi hospital. The political and social repercussions of sex selection remain to be seen. Photograph: Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images Half a million girls a year […]

India’s missing women

July 23, 2011

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Research has cast fresh light on the massive and increasingly alarming phenomenon of sex selection in IndiaPosted byMadeleine Bunting Friday 22 July 2011 A ‘save the girl child’ poster at a Delhi hospital. The political and social repercussions of sex selection remain to be seen. Photograph: Pedro Ugarte/AFP/Getty Images Half a million girls a year […]

Sex Selection on the Rise Despite Stricter Law

July 12, 2011

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By K. S. Harikrishnan THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Jul 12, 2011 (IPS) – When Sujatha’s husband learned that she had conceived just five months after they got married, he became agitated over what he called her “ill-timed pregnancy”. To worsen her husband’s anxiety, a test to determine the sex of the foetus showed she was carrying a girl. […]