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Sex-selection by IVF: detrimental to Indian women

Firuza Parikh


Abstract

In almost all human population there is a slight excess of males at the time of birth: 106 boys to 100 girls. In India, this ratio is skewed even further and out of proportion, of course in favour of the male child. In nature, this is because Y-containing sperm survive better within the female reproductive tract. In India this is due to female infanticide, female foeticide and now female embyrocide.

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