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Article: Gender selection in China: Its meanings and implications

TitleGender selection in China: Its meanings and implications
Authors
KeywordsChinese culture
Gender ratio
Gender selection
Infertility
Male preference
Population control
Issue Date2002
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1058-0468
Citation
Journal Of Assisted Reproduction And Genetics, 2002, v. 19 n. 9, p. 426-430 How to Cite?
AbstractWith the advancement of assisted reproduction technologies, people are offered wider choices to choose the gender of their offspring and to construct 'ideal-typed' families with specific gender structure. Gender selection is welcomed by many societies with gender-specific preference, especially those patriarchal societies such as Chinese communities. It is not only a medical procedure but also a social orientation, which reveals much of the underlying preference towards gender. This paper explores the cultural dimensions to gender selection and its psychosocial meanings and implications in Chinese societies, especially after the establishment of One Child Policy in China. Problems associated with son preference in the culture with strong gender stereotyping are addressed. We believe that gender selection for social reasons should not be allowed since undesirable outcomes will be resulted under such strict population control program.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87402
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.858
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.858
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dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorNg, EHYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, PCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CHYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorAu, JSKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:29:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:29:12Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Assisted Reproduction And Genetics, 2002, v. 19 n. 9, p. 426-430en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1058-0468en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/87402-
dc.description.abstractWith the advancement of assisted reproduction technologies, people are offered wider choices to choose the gender of their offspring and to construct 'ideal-typed' families with specific gender structure. Gender selection is welcomed by many societies with gender-specific preference, especially those patriarchal societies such as Chinese communities. It is not only a medical procedure but also a social orientation, which reveals much of the underlying preference towards gender. This paper explores the cultural dimensions to gender selection and its psychosocial meanings and implications in Chinese societies, especially after the establishment of One Child Policy in China. Problems associated with son preference in the culture with strong gender stereotyping are addressed. We believe that gender selection for social reasons should not be allowed since undesirable outcomes will be resulted under such strict population control program.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=1058-0468en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Assisted Reproduction and Geneticsen_HK
dc.subjectChinese cultureen_HK
dc.subjectGender ratioen_HK
dc.subjectGender selectionen_HK
dc.subjectInfertilityen_HK
dc.subjectMale preferenceen_HK
dc.subjectPopulation controlen_HK
dc.titleGender selection in China: Its meanings and implicationsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=1058-0468&volume=19&issue=9&spage=426&epage=430&date=2002&atitle=Gender+selection+in+China:+Its+meanings+and+implicationsen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailYip, PSF: sfpyip@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailNg, EHY: nghye@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1016815807703en_HK
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