Sex-selective abortion

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  • Sex Selective Abortion

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    Sex-selective abortion is the practice of terminating a pregnancy based upon the predicted sex of the fetus. The selective abortion of female fetuses is most common in areas where cultural norms value male children over female children,[1] especially in parts of People's Republic of China, India, Pakistan, Korea, Taiwan, and the Caucasus.[1][2] Sex-selective infanticide is killing a child based on the child's sex, usually shortly after birth (sex selective neonaticide). A 2005 study estimated that

  • Mohapatra And Sex-Selective Abortion

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    discussion in Eggs and Abortions: The Language of Protection in Legislative Regulating Abortion and Egg Donation in Debate over Two California Laws. In doing so, she argues that the use of women-protective arguments by anti-abortion lobbyists in debates regarding sex-selective abortions in the U.S. are racially charged and based on a lack of evidential proof. Specifically, she argues that there is a lack of proof of the overall supposed increase of sex-selective abortions in the U.S., and a lack

  • The Problem Of Sex Selective Abortion

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    and they are all true. According to the Gendercide Awareness Project, more than 50 million girls and women are missing from India’s population, they have coined the word ‘gendercide’: genocide against a specific gender group, to describe sex-selective abortion or foeticide, and say that

  • Female Selective Abortion And Infanticide

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    centuries old and still happening. This problem is missing girls, but not in a traditional sense. These girls either never make it into the world or live horrible short lives before dying at the hands of their parents. This problem is female selective abortion and infanticide. This problem has taken roots in the two largest countries on earth population wise, India and China. Many solutions to the problem have been posed over the years and a few of them might work. India is one of the worst countries

  • Sexual Selection

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    This incentives couple to strive for sons which leads to more than half a million female abortions every year including the fact that 95% of the orphans in China are girls. The consequences of the sex selective abortions in China have caused severe social problems since it has created a gender imbalance in the Chinese society. This has led to woman trafficking and kidnaping, both within the country and

  • Female Infanticide

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    historically and culturally, both China and India are now facing a serious gender imbalance. Female infanticide and sex-selective abortion are responsible for this gender imbalance. The two atrocious practices have led to problems such as elevated rates in female kidnapping and slave trade, as well as forced marriages. This paper will focus on the roots of female infanticide and sex-selective abortions as well as the problems these

  • Research Paper On Female Infanticide

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    Index Topic 1) Rationale 2) Introduction 3) What is Female Infanticide/Gendercide? 4) Female Infanticide why does it happen? 5) Types of Female Infanticide

  • Essay on Chinese Women and the Impact of the One-Child Policy

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    and cars. One rarely thinks of a nation populated mostly by men and boys, with a noticeable yet surreal absence of women. While this is a bit of an exaggeration, it has been noted over the past several decades that there is an alarmingly imbalanced sex-ratio. The policy has clearly contributed to the nation’s unnatural gender imbalance, as couples use legal and illegal means to ensure that their only child is a son. There are 117 men to each 100 women in China (Goodkind, 2004). In the 1979, when the

  • Should Parents Be Legal?

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    Pregnancy can be one of the most life-changing and exciting experience a mother could ever have. When a woman is pregnant, one of the most common questions that people will ask is, “Is the baby a boy or a girl?” Parents have the opportunity to find out the sex of the baby beforehand by going through a procedure known as an ultrasound. An ultrasound relies on sound waves to create an image of the baby in the uterus. This safe and painless procedure normally takes place between 18-20 weeks of pregnancy. Thanks

  • The Vile Practice Of Sex Selection Abortion

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    The number of females missing is so massive that this genocide is now dubbed the gendercide. 80 percent of the 200 million missing females are from two countries, one of them being China (Lee 20). For centuries parents have been trying to choose the sex of their children but the world had never seen anything quite like this genocide ever before. (Sandel 127). This epidemic is so astounding and so large that “For each decade in the past century, more girls were killed than the sum total of all those