Fact Sheet on Sex Selection: A Threat to Lives of Women and Girls

Fact Sheet on Sex Selection: A Threat to Lives of Women and Girls
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The sex ratio at birth (SRB) ranges from 104 to 106 male births per 100 female births in most countries of the world, but its level has gradually increased over the last 25 years in several Asian countries, particularly in China and India.

This skewed population sex ratio reflects a preference for sons, in combination with increasing access to new sex-selection technology. The result is millions of “missing” women – a growing crisis for women and for their societies.

The deliberate elimination of girls and women through neglect and discrimination has long been documented in India, China, and other parts of Asia and other regions.

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