The bio-politics of population control and sex-selective abortion in China and India

@article{Eklund2017TheBO,
  title={The bio-politics of population control and sex-selective abortion in China and India},
  author={L. Eklund and N. Purewal},
  journal={Feminism & Psychology},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={34 - 55}
}
  • L. Eklund, N. Purewal
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • Feminism & Psychology
  • China and India, two countries with skewed sex ratios in favor of males, have introduced a wide range of policies over the past few decades to prevent couples from deselecting daughters, including criminalizing sex-selective abortion through legal jurisdiction. This article aims to analyze how such policies are situated within the bio-politics of population control and how some of the outcomes reflect each government’s inadequacy in addressing the social dynamics around abortion decision making… CONTINUE READING
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