Half of the world’s missing female births occur in India, due to sex-selective abortion. It is unknown whether selective abortion of female fetuses has changed in recent years across different birth orders. We sought to document the trends in missing female births, particularly among second and third children, at national and state levels.
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Video news release explaining the results of a previous study finding up to 12 million missing girls in India as a result of selective abortion. Find the press materials here.
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