Gendercide is a term referring to the elimination of one sex through selective abortion, infanticide, neglecting and abuse. Most of the time the preference is for male. The United Nation specialists estimate that as many as two hundred million girls are missing in the world today. To give a broad figure, they explain that people practicing gendercide in China and India eliminates more girls that than the number of girls born in America each year. All in all, they describe the phenomenon as the biggest single holocaust in human history.
We can see this phenomenon happening in different countries of Asia. As a matter of fact, China and India top the charts for skewed sex ratio at birth. They are also the most populated countries in the world. They are followed by Nepal and Vietnam for gender selection practice. Other examples are Pakistan and Bangladesh where they started using medical technology to determine the sex of the unborn child.
Around the world, the average birth ratio is around a hundred and five males for every one hundred females. The natural predominance in the number males is explained by the fact that they are more susceptible to disease early in life. Female babies are considered healthier and generally speaking, they attained puberty more easily. And by the time they all get to the reproductive age, the ratio is one to one. This ratio becomes a problem when it gets close to one hundred and eight boys to one hundred girls. Over that number, it is safe to assume that there are serious problems ahead. When we look at the figure in country that are suspected of practicing gendercide, we see rates going as high as one hundred twenty boys for a hundred girls. This number imbalance over several years repre...
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...ver the last decades, they managed to reverse the imbalance.
Men of the upper scale classes will find a partner easier than the one in the poor classes. Generally speaking, rich people across all societies do not have to struggle too much to get married. This is even a stronger reality in regions you have a shortage of women. Disadvantaged males in rural areas have less chances of finding a spouse.
If the first child is a boy and the gender preference is met, it seems less of a problem to have a baby girl as a second child. If the first children are girls, the pressure to have a boy is bigger; therefore you have more chances of practicing gender selection.
If you have money and security in your old age, you do not need a son to take care of you.
If you can save money, you are less pressured to have a boy because you are financially secured.