Falling sex ratios and emerging evidence of sex-selective abortion in Nepal: evidence from nationally representative survey data

@inproceedings{Frost2013FallingSR,
  title={Falling sex ratios and emerging evidence of sex-selective abortion in Nepal: evidence from nationally representative survey data},
  author={Melanie Dawn Frost and Mahesh C Puri and Peter Richard Andrew Hinde},
  booktitle={BMJ open},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVES To quantify trends in changing sex ratios of births before and after the legalisation of abortion in Nepal. While sex-selective abortion is common in some Asian countries, it is not clear whether the legal status of abortion is associated with the prevalence of sex-selection when sex-selection is illegal. In this context, Nepal provides an interesting case study. Abortion was legalised in 2002 and prior to that, there was no evidence of sex-selective abortion. Changes in the sex… CONTINUE READING

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