It’s a man’s world - and becoming more so every day. Latest UN estimates show that 117 million females are missing - due to a combination of female infanticide after birth and sex selective abortion. This isn’t just a demographic oddity - it’s a social and global disaster. This issue looks at why so many of the world’s parents are opting to have sons. What are the consequences for girls - and society as a whole? What can be done to get the sex ratio back to normal? To ensure that girls are not only allowed - but welcomed into this world?
October 2013, Issue 466