Son preference and sex-selective abortion in China: informing policy options

  title={Son preference and sex-selective abortion in China: informing policy options},
  author={Chi Zhou and Xiao Lei Wang and Xudong Zhou and Therese Hesketh},
  journal={International Journal of Public Health},
  • Chi Zhou, X. Wang, T. Hesketh
  • Published 1 June 2012
  • Sociology, Psychology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Public Health
ObjectivesThere is growing evidence in China that son preference is on the decline, but the sex ratio at birth is still the highest in the world at around 120 male births to 100 females. The aim of the study was to explore attitudes towards gender preference among people of reproductive age, to determine the reasons why the sex ratio is persistently high, and to inform policy options.MethodsWe conducted in-depth interviews with 212 individuals who aged from 18 to 39 in rural and urban areas of… 

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