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India has an alarming gender imbalance and population experts have revealed that female foeticide is being practiced at alarmingly big numbers although selective abortions has been banned in the country.

Sons are still considered sources of wealth and more and more educated people are deciding upon sex selective abortions.

Back in 1996 it was asked for the ban of pre-natal tests for sex determination, however 27,000 clinics have the technology and it has been found that unqualified people as well as performing ultrasounds and sonography tests in the country.

The deficit of females was found in prosperous urban and prospering rural areas applying that this phenomenon is being practiced by educated and prosperous families.

Authorities are taking measures to create public awareness about the alarming gender imbalance and are putting efforts to inspectioning and monitoring the misuse of modern technologies for selective abortions.

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Bobby wrote:

India has an alarming gender imbalance and population experts have revealed that female foeticide is being practiced at alarmingly big numbers although selective abortions has been banned in the country.

Sons are still considered sources of wealth and more and more educated people are deciding upon sex selective abortions.

Back in 1996 it was asked for the ban of pre-natal tests for sex determination, however 27,000 clinics have the technology and it has been found that unqualified people as well as performing ultrasounds and sonography tests in the country.

The deficit of females was found in prosperous urban and prospering rural areas applying that this phenomenon is being practiced by educated and prosperous families.

Authorities are taking measures to create public awareness about the alarming gender imbalance and are putting efforts to inspectioning and monitoring the misuse of modern technologies for selective abortions.



It is not a straight question of being "educated".
In Indian (and Chinese!) society boys are in higher regard than girls (and girls are supposed to bring a dowry, which can be quite high and crippling to familial budget), so people prefer having boys. The gender test is not cheap by Indian standards, so only people with an income can afford them. And who has an income in India? More educated people have it than than uneducated people. They can afford the cost of the gender test.

As a result of this there is a shortage of girls in some places.
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