is it a boy or a girl?

Statistics suggest that gender selection is being actively practiced amongst the well-to-do in India. There is actually a law against letting parents know the sex of their fetus, but as with most laws in most countries, you can find someone willing to break it.

As reported in this article in today’s Globe and Mail, high-caste families in urban areas of the Punjab have just 300 girls for every 1,000 boys. If true, those statistics indicate in a very obvious way that something is wrong, especially since in South Delhi (a less affluent area), it’s 832 girls born per 1,000 boys. Even that 832 number is lower than expected if we just let nature take its course.

How would you like to be a young male in the Punjab, vying for a wife against 2 other men? On the other side of that coin, young women there must not have to worry about being noticed!

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