Asia’s gender imbalance grows

CNN .. .. .. .. Gender imbalance among births has been rising in parts of Asia since the 1980s, after ultrasound and amniocentesis provided a way to determine a fetus’ sex early in pregnancy. Despite laws in several countries banning doctors from revealing the baby’s sex, many women still find out and choose to abort girls.“I have noticed that there have been more and more boys than girls,” said Truong Thi My Ha, a nurse at Hanoi’s Maternity Hospital. “Most women are very happy when they have boys, while many are upset if they have girls.”

In China, the 2005 estimate was more than 120 boys born to 100 girls, with India logging about 108 boys to 100 girls in 2001, when the last census was taken. However, pockets of India have rates of 120 boys. In several Chinese provinces, the ratio spikes to more than 130 boys born to 100 girls. ..

Wow, think my Pumpkin may end up marrying a Chairman or Prime Minister?  JK .. but what those parents are thinking?

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