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It's A Girl: The Tragedy Of Gendercide Around The World

It's A Girl: The Tragedy Of Gendercide Around The World

By Julie Farrar

LONDON — If nobody meddles with the natural course of human biology, there should be 100 girls born for every 105 boys. But, tragically, there are places in the world where people are still obsessed with only having sons, and ready to act on it.

It is estimated that there are 200 million “missing” girls in the world — that is, girls who were never born or killed at birth simply because of their gender, according to international research organizations and civil society organizations.

Much of the coverage of this gendercide is centered on Asian countries but, in fact, it’s a worldwide phenomenon.



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