TRENDS IN MISSING FEMALES AT BIRTH IN INDIA FROM 1981 TO 2016: ANALYSES OF 2·1 MILLION BIRTH HISTORIES IN NATIONALLY REPRESENTATIVE SURVEYS (Available online 8 April 2021)
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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Details of 2011 Missing Girls Analyses published in the Lancet
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.