Archived from the original on May 30, None of the laws enacted or proposed in the United States prohibit methods other than abortion, such as sperm sorting or preimplantation genetic diagnosis see discussion of Myth 1 below.
The age of the mother affected the ratio: the overall ratio was for mothers aged 25 to 35 at the time of birth; while mothers who were below the age of 15 or above 40 had babies with a sex ratio ranging between 94 andand a total sex ratio of Further information: Dowry system in India.
What do you do? Submit a letter to the editor or write to letters theatlantic. Ferguson U. If states can decide which reasons for abortion are morally permissible, there is no end to the restrictions that might be imposed. In addition, there is concern that sex selection involves inappropriate control over nonessential characteristics of children and may place a potential psychological burden on, and hence cause harm to, sex-selected offspring.
Variations in male— female infant ratios among births to Canadian- and Indian-born mothers, — a population-based register study. Economic disadvantage alone may not always lead to increased sex ratio, claimed Sen in
The methods used to assign sex were histology 1 studykaryotype 20 studiesmorphology 3 studiesand sex chromatin 17 studies. Sex selective female abortion is a continuation, in a different form, of a practice of female infanticide or withholding of postnatal health care for girls in certain households.
Beijing: Social Sciences Academic. Inthe government adopted the One-Child Policywhich limited many families to one child, unless specified by provincial regulations.
United Nations Data Division. Retrieved December 12, Douglas smyth says: I support naf. Abortion-rights movements Anti-abortion movements. Many nations have attempted to address sex-selective abortion rates through a combination of media campaigns and policy initiatives.