'Desperate to Bear a Boy': Illegal Fetal Tests Subvert Indian Government's Bid to Improve Sex Ratio

India is fighting a strong bias against girls that has led to a skewed sex ratio. The last Population Census done in 2011 showed the nation’s sex ratio as 943 girls per 1,000 boys, with states like Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh recording a dismal ratio of less than 900 girls per 1,000 boys.

'Desperate to Bear a Boy': Illegal Fetal Tests Subvert Indian Government's Bid to Improve Sex Ratio
India is fighting a strong bias against girls that has led to a skewed sex ratio. The last Population Census done in 2011 showed the nation’s sex ratio as 943 girls per 1,000 boys, with states like Haryana, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh recording a dismal ratio of less than 900 girls per 1,000 boys.