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Sex selection: ethics in the context of development

Neha Madhiwalla


All too often we reduce ‘son preference’ to a crude caricature of starving, harassed and tortured girl children. However, the reality is much more complex. In the same society where sex selection is used as a new means to perpetuate an old bias, education levels are rapidly rising, floods of girls are going to school and college, there are more women working in offices and in factories, in panchayats and in Parliament.

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