MacPherson estimates thatsex-selective abortions every year continue to be performed in India. This assumption has been questioned by some scholars. In other words, the poorest families are typically less bound by cultural expectations and norms, and women tend to have more freedom to become family breadwinners out of necessity.
Main article: Missing women. Support Center Support Center. Empirical evidence is mixed with higher support in better studies according to Cronk in a review.
The modern practice of sex-selective abortion is therefore a continuation of other historical practices. October 29, They conclude, contrary to common belief, that the recent rapid spread of ultrasound in India, from the s through s, did not cause a concomitant rise in sex-selection and prenatal female abortion.
It has been suggested by Belanger that sex-selective abortion may have positive effects on the mother choosing to abort the female fetus. In some regions of the world where son preference is especially strong, sonless women are treated as outcasts.
International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Zhu et al. Case law Constitutional law History of abortion law Laws by country Buffer zones Conscientious objection Fetal protection Heartbeat bills Informed consent Late-term restrictions Parental involvement Spousal consent.
Introduction to Geography, Ninth Edition. The selective abortion of female fetuses is most common in areas where cultural norms value male children over female children for a variety of social and economic reasons.
Retrieved May 22, In a study around , the natural sex ratio at birth was estimated to be close to 1. One example, in a study, of a group with a preference for females was Romani in Hungary , a low status group. James cautions that available scientific evidence stands against the above assumptions and conclusions.
These data contradict any hypotheses that may suggest that sex selection is an archaic practice which takes place among uneducated, poor sections or particular religion of the Indian society. May 31,