April 24, 2024

IN BRIEF: sex selection; PGD; face transplant

India sex selection: Despite an increasingly skewed sex ratio resulting from the abortion of girl foetuses and despite harsh laws banning sex selection, almost no Indian doctors are being prosecuted. Health activists complain that only 300 doctors have been prosecuted since the law was passed 12 years ago, and only four have been convicted. “There is confidence, almost arrogance, among some doctors that they can get away with this,” says Arvind Kumar, a senior government official in Hyderabad.