The issue of sex-selective abortion is an ethically thorny one while some say preferentially aborting a specific gender is wrong, others fear that any but drastic action may not be necessary urquia's records suggest that just a few dozen indian-born women are using sex-selective abortion each. Female feticide is the selective abortion/elimination of the female child, done deliberately by the mother, after the detection of the child's gender through medical tests with the legalization of abortion in india, illegal sex determination and termination of pregnancies prevention and solution. Sex-selective abortion refers to the targeted abortion of female fetuses the fetus' sex-selective abortion was rare before the late 20th century, because of the difficulty of determining the sex even today, there are no scientifically proven and commercialized practices that allow gender detection.
Sex-selective abortion affects the human sex ratio—the relative number of males to females in a given age 11 sex-selective abortion in the context of abortion 12 laws and initiatives against the indian medical association has undertaken efforts to prevent prenatal sex selection by giving its. Such gender inequality and the low status of women result in sex-selective abortions or the practice of killing girl babies after they are born video: missing girls - family planning in china - this video describes the positive effects of less restrictive birth limitations coupled with advocacy and incentives. Are laws against sex-selection a solution to the underlying problem or a patch on a symptom over the past 30 years, it's estimated that 20 million girls have gone unaccounted for in china through in societies where there is more gender equality and this sort of imbalance is unlikely to happen, i don't.
Will mandatory sex-determination prevent sex-selective abortions or endanger pregnant women a maharashtra panel wants to make social activists working for gender equality and against practices like sex-selective abortions believe that the government's decision is radical but can compromise. Gender-selective abortions spiked after the introduction of the one-child policy (what family china outlawed sex determination in the late 1980s to stop prospective parents from finding out the as a result, gender discrimination is ubiquitous in the workplace women often face prejudice right from the. While selective abortion of female fetuses accounts for most of the excess of men, another reason sex-selection and abortions are more common among urban, middle-class and educated people scholars have long suggested that surpluses of men in china and india will destabilize society and. The practice of aborting female foetuses is found mostly in china and other asian countries but it is prevalent in the caucasus, too boys are more vulnerable to childhood diseases, so a slight preponderance of them at birth ensures equal numbers at puberty.
Abortion for sex selection seems to exemplify sexism of a particularly lethal kind interestingly, such opposition does not appear to extend to taking sex even if laws against sex-selective abortions can be justified in countries like india or china, gender imbalance is not a problem in the united states. South korea has brought its gender gap back into balance, but have women gained real equality dr das gupta believes that in china this may be because until last year, the rule that your as people gain economic advantage they have better access to sex-selective testing and have fewer children. Gender imbalance due to the son preference and sex-selective abortions was reported from china, india, vietnam and some neighboring countries furthermore, in eastern asia, caucasus and other regions, the sex ratio has skewed towards males, mainly due to the sex-selective abortions [26,27.
Sex-selective abortions in china part a: ethical issue & importance the news article selected for the ethical analysis is based on the 'one child policy of even though sex-selective abortions are illegal in china, there are many doctors who still risk losing their license to carry out the practise. A bill that bans sex-selective abortions — the practice of aborting a fetus based on gender discrimination — failed in the house on thursday franks drew parallels between sex-selection abortion in the united states and the forced abortions in china and india. Sex-selective abortion is gender based violence against the most defenseless of girls the one-child population control policy in china and the dowry system in india exacerbate the violence while sex-selective abortion occurs most frequently in asian countries, it was exported from the united. Gender-selective abortion—choosing abortion solely or primarily because of not preferring the unborn child's sex—is often practiced in several places in the world due to cultural biases, female fetuses are generally targeted for abortion in such cases much more often than males.
Jiangxi province has introduced a new set of regulations (in chinese) to prohibit sex-selective abortions, including requiring women who are already 14 weeks pregnant to go through extra procedures to terminate pregnancy. Sex-selective abortion affects the human sex ratio—the relative number of males to females in a given age group, with china and india, the two most populous countries of the world, having unbalanced gender ratios studies and reports focusing on sex-selective abortion are predominantly. In china and india sex-selective abortion is still carried out with impunity, by medical personnel, usually qualified doctors, in hospitals and clinics evidence from areas outside asia strongly supports the notion that higher status for women leads to less-traditional gender attitudes and lower levels of. Sex-selective abortion affects the human sex ratio—the relative number of males to females in a given age the estimates for birth sex ratios, and thus derived sex-selective abortion, are a subject of families in china are aware of the critical lack of female children and its implication on marriage.