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Definition of Female foeticide

Female foeticide Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Sex-selective abortion is the practice of terminating a pregnancy based upon the predicted sex of the baby. The selective abortion of female fetuses is most common in areas where cultural norms value male children over female children, especially in parts of People's Republic of China, India, Pakistan, and the Caucasus. Sex-selective abortion can affect the human sex ratio—the relative number of males to females in a given age group. A marker of countries with significant sex-selective abortion is their human sex ratio. The normal range is 105-107 males to females, as more male embryos are formed than female embryos. Countries with significant practices of sex-selective abortion usually have higher human sex ratios, typically 110 and above. See list of countries by sex ratio.

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