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Sex-selective infanticide

Sex selective infanticide is the practice of selective infanticide generally against female infants. It appears to have been practiced at various times in Chinese history such as the Qing dynasty due to population pressures.

Despite rumors to the contrary, there is no evidence that systematic sex-selective infanticide occurs in China today. There is an imbalance in sex ratios in Mainland China as well as South Korea, India, and Taiwan, but these appear to be the result of sex selective abortion. In addition, there does appear to be considerable sex selective abandonment of infants to circumvent the One child policy.



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