Government policies + sex-selection abortions multiple impact of cultural preference for boys By Dave Andrusko When the first eight words of a story are “Nothing like this has happened in human history,” it gets your attention. The rest of Simon Denyer’s and Annie Gowen’s first paragraph in their Washington Post story tells you what and …Continue reading "Gigantic imbalance among the sexes in China and India"
By Marisa Lengor Kwaning Editor’s note. This appeared today at bound4life.com and is reprinted with permission. On the eve of Chinese New Year, photos of a father and daughter traveling to see her grandparents have gone viral – picked up by dozens of blogs and media outlets worldwide. Seen waiting for their flight in …Continue reading "Viral Photos of Little Girl and Her Dad Capture Why China is a Ticking Time Bomb"
By Philippa Taylor Just as the UK debates the need for a new law to prevent abortion based on gender, the Chinese Government has announced its latest population statistics. In amongst the data is the remarkable admission by the Chinese health authorities that the gender imbalance among newborns is ‘the most serious and prolonged’ in …Continue reading "It’s raining men: the cost of 34 million more males than females in China"
By Dave Andrusko In a stunning development, the International Business Times reported today that the Supreme Court of India has ordered three major Internet search engines “to stop displaying advertisements relating to pre-natal sex determination.” As NRL News Today has reported, gender determination and selection are offenses under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques …Continue reading "Indian Supreme Court orders major Internet search engines to stop taking advertisements related to pre-natal sex determination"
By Xavier Symons China has by far the greatest gender imbalance of any nation in the world, with conservative estimates from 2014 putting the ratio at 115.8 males to every 100 females. The peak body responsible for family planning in the country, the National Health and Family Planning Commission, last week made its strongest …Continue reading "China’s gender imbalance “most serious and prolonged in the world”"