Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Sex selection among Asian Americans

An article in the April 1 Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences (abstract) suggests--based on analysis of data from the 2000 Census--that prenatal testing and abortion (as well as, potentially, preimplantation screening) are being used to deliver more male babies to Asian families in the United States. Listen to the story on NPR here, or read the AP story here.

Prior posts on the subject of sex selection (or "family balancing," if you think it's ok to do, or you happen to sell a related service) abound here on the blog: you can search at the top of the page to find them, and to learn about reasons the practice is declining in Korea; its legal status in India; and other aspects.

1 comment:

Edward Ott said...

In india poor people put new born girls out to die, but middle class people are far to civilized they have a sex test and an abortion if it is a girl.