Sex-Selective Abortion in India: Gender, Society and New Reproductive Technologies

Sex-Selective Abortion in India: Gender, Society and New Reproductive Technologies

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No one can doubt the great importance of the subject that is addressed in this book namely, the decision by prospective parents to… abort [the fetus] if the outcome [of sex determination test] points to the birth of a baby girl…. The editor is to be commended greatly for making this volume possible, and the contributors are to be thanked for the insight that their writings contain. If there is any hope of influencing events so that the practice of female-specific abortion disappears, then it must be based on increased understanding of the kind that is provided for us here.”

—Tim Dyson, from the Foreword

Is modern India going gender-awry, especially as society seems to turn against the female baby and fetus? This volume raises the emotive ...

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