July 4, 2022

China pledges crackdown on sex-selective abortions

China has vowed to strengthen measures to prevent sex-selective abortions and close a widening gender gap in a country that already has tens of millions more boys than girls.
China
has vowed to strengthen measures to prevent sex-selective abortions and close a widening
gender gap in a country that already has tens of millions more boys than girls.
This has arisen in the form of a plan for childhood development through 2020,
and does not give specifics. Non-medical use of ultrasound tests and abortion
of fetuses based on gender will be banned. Because of the one-child policy and
traditional preference for boys, sex-selective abortion has created a
male-female ratio at birth in China of about 119 males to 100 females, with the
gap as high as 130 males for every 100 females in some provinces. The natural
ration is about 105 to 100. ~ China Daily, Aug 8

China pledges crackdown on sex-selective abortions
Jared Yee
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