Problem

Deliberate unbalancing of sex ratio of births

Other Names:
Sex selection techniques for children
Incidence:

The female population has been declining is some areas because of preference for the male. In India, the sex ratio in 1983 was 935 females to a 1,000 males, in 1985 in Korea Rep there were 110.4 males to 100 females, in 1989 some parts of China had a ratio of 121 males to 100 females. The chances that female population will drop even further have been increased with the possibility of sex-determination and abortion.

Claim:

Dealing with the cultural devaluation of girls by preventing their birth is a gross capitulation to sexism. Instead, China, India and other countries must fight the attitudes and traditional values that lead to the undervaluing of daughters.

Counter Claim:

Pre-natal sex testing is partly a solution to overpopulation. It limits the size of of a family in a scientific way. Women may stop having children once they have had their son. And with less girls, less children will be born.

Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Date of last update
08.05.2019 – 20:53 CEST