Monday, January 09, 2006

Fe(w)male: Less Fe-male means Few-Male

Indian cultural tradition favours boys, Should we still proud on our culture? More than 10m female births in India may have been lost to abortion and sex selection in the past 20 years, according to medical research. Researchers in India and Canada for the Lancet journal said prenatal selection and selective abortion was causing the loss of 500,000 girls a year.


Their research was based on a national survey of 1.1m households in 1998. The researchers said the "girl deficit" was more common among educated women but did not vary according to religion. The unusual gender balance in India has been known about for some time.


Most of the Indians want to have latest cellphone, car, fashion or any modern technology but still don't want to have girl as their baby. Isn't it shameful for us. Read More...

3 comments:

Keshi said...

Gosh this is really dumb..sorry but I had to use that word. Cos if everone wants a baby boy, who r they gonna marry some day??


**prenatal selection and selective abortion was causing the loss of 500,000 girls a year.

It's really sad...imagine how many great girls must be missing out on life this way!

Keshi.

Prasad said...

i read this news y'day in the newspapers and was jus telling my roomie tht this situation should change... its hightime we realise this..

archie said...

500,000 girls a yr ?!
this is really sad to know.