Sex selection

Sex selection

More than sexist ...

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Sunera Thobani
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Vol 12, No.1
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1991
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the use of sex selection and other reproductive technologies. Centres issues of race and class. 

Unnatural selection: Choosing boys over girls, and the consequences of a world full of men

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English
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Paper
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Mara Hvistendahl
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Public Affairs
Publication Date: 
2011

Exposes the causes of Asia's massive gender imbalance and its consequences across the globe that the world is missing 160 million women, equal to the entire female population of the US. Examines the issue of sex-selection and selective abortion that favours males, and argues that this is not a dying but a growing practice in the world, aided now by widely available and relatively cheap ultrasound tests.

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ISBN13: 9781586488505
ISBN10: 1586488503

Preventing gender-biased sex selection: an interagency statement OHCHR, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women and WHO

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English
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Online
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Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nation Population Fund, The United Nations Children’s Fund, United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, World health Organization
Publication Date: 
2011

Reaffirms the commitment of United Nations agencies to encourage and support efforts by States, international and national organizations, civil society and communities to uphold the rights of girls and women and to address the multiple manifestations of gender discrimination including the problem of imbalanced sex ratios caused by sex selection. Highlights the public health and human rights dimensions and implications of the problem of gender-biased sex selection, and provides recommendations on how to prevent it.

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ISBN: 978-92-4-150146-0
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Includes bibliographical references.
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