Sex Selective Abortions: Short-term and Long-term Perspectives

  title={Sex Selective Abortions: Short-term and Long-term Perspectives},
  author={D. B{\'e}langer},
  journal={Reproductive Health Matters},
  pages={194 - 197}
  • D. Bélanger
  • Published 2002
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Reproductive Health Matters
FOR women attempting to have a son and experiencing pressure to fulfil their 'womanly duty' by having a male child, sex selective abortion can be extremely empowering. Through choosing to terminate a pregnancy when the fetus is female or to carry on with it if the fetus is male, women in many Asian societies can gain legitimacy, earn recognition and acquire status in their family and community. By using sex selective abortion, women may avoid having more children than they want and thus limit… Expand
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