Maintaining access to safe abortion and reducing sex ratio imbalances in Asia.

  title={Maintaining access to safe abortion and reducing sex ratio imbalances in Asia.},
  author={Bela R Ganatra},
  journal={Reproductive health matters},
  volume={16 31 Suppl},
High sex ratios at birth (108 boys to 100 girls or higher) are seen in China, Taiwan, South Korea and parts of India and Viet Nam. The imbalance is the result of son preference, accentuated by declining fertility. Prenatal sex detection with ultrasound followed by second trimester abortion is one of the ways sex selection manifests itself, but it is not the causative factor. Advocates and governments seeking to reverse this imbalance have largely prohibited sex detection tests and/or sex… CONTINUE READING

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