Gender Selection in China: Its Meanings and Implications

@article{Chan2002GenderSI,
  title={Gender Selection in China: Its Meanings and Implications},
  author={Cecilia Lai Wan Chan and Paul S. F. Yip and Ernest Hung Yu Ng and Pak Chung Ho and Celia Hoi Yan Chan and Jade S. K. Au},
  journal={Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics},
  year={2002},
  volume={19},
  pages={426-430}
}
With the advancement of assisted reproduction technologies, people are offered wider choices to choose the gender of their offspring and to construct ‘ideal-typed’ families with specific gender structure. Gender selection is welcomed by many societies with gender-specific preference, especially those patriarchal societies such as Chinese communities. It is not only a medical procedure but also a social orientation, which reveals much of the underlying preference towards gender. This paper… CONTINUE READING

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