Parents Worldwide Prefer Girls To Boys: Will India And China Learn?

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By Sounak Mukhopadhyay | December 27, 2013 6:12 PM EST

 

IVF doctors have confirmed that there is an increasing tendency among parents to prefer having girls to boys. To lower the risk of disorders and diseases such as autism and cancer in their babies, parents prefer choosing the gender of their children.

Top IVF clinics in Sydney showed figures claiming 1 among 20 parents who opt for embryo screening are demanding to have a girl child so that the risk of autism is reduced. Boys are around four times more likely to suffer autism than girls. Some parents prefer girls than boys for less non-genetic and more sociable with reduced rates of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and depression.

The current trend can be termed as a pleasant contradiction, according to the United Nations, with about 200 million girls at present abandoned, aborted or killed mainly because of their gender. The countries which are mostly responsible for such criminal acts are China and India. The number of girls killed by these champion nations (population-wise) is more than the number of girls born in the U.S. annually.

In India, an abortion takes place every minute simply because it is a girl. Many of those who manage to survive such as planned abortions end up getting killed while they are infants. The Invisible Girl Project in India reflects that some areas that practice female infanticide widely has 75 percent higher rate of female mortality than male ones. Presently, India has 37 million more men than women, PJ Media reported.

China, on the other hand, has maintained a one-child policy for years. The country has ended up with 18 million more men than women at present. According to All Girls Allowed, "gendercide" is a widespread practice in the country where there is a "systematic extermination of a particular gender."

Prenatal sex discernment was banned in India in 1994.

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