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Article: Attitudes to and practices regarding sex selection in China

TitleAttitudes to and practices regarding sex selection in China
Authors
Keywords'Missing girls'
China
Sex selection
Issue Date2006
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/2252
Citation
Prenatal Diagnosis, 2006, v. 26 n. 7, p. 610-613 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper explores the problem of China's 'missing' girls-estimated to run into many millions. It considers the impact of the underpinning Confucian value system in China that has produced a culture of son preference and which, together with China's compulsory family planning program and One child policy', has effectively established a One son policy'. Discussion of the various means by which the birth or survival of daughters have traditionally been prevented provides the context for identifying the contribution of new sex selection procedures to the maintenance of son preference in contemporary Chinese society. The paper concludes that China's son preference is not simply a personal problem for the millions of 'missing girls' who were destined to live a shorter life and for the surviving girls who continue to face considerable discrimination simply because they are of the 'wrong' sex; it heralds a social and demographic disaster of major proportions for which neither the government nor the people of China appear to have the will or the means to forestall. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/88099
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.043
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.450
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dc.contributor.authorBlyth, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, CHYen_HK
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dc.date.issued2006en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPrenatal Diagnosis, 2006, v. 26 n. 7, p. 610-613en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0197-3851en_HK
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dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the problem of China's 'missing' girls-estimated to run into many millions. It considers the impact of the underpinning Confucian value system in China that has produced a culture of son preference and which, together with China's compulsory family planning program and One child policy', has effectively established a One son policy'. Discussion of the various means by which the birth or survival of daughters have traditionally been prevented provides the context for identifying the contribution of new sex selection procedures to the maintenance of son preference in contemporary Chinese society. The paper concludes that China's son preference is not simply a personal problem for the millions of 'missing girls' who were destined to live a shorter life and for the surviving girls who continue to face considerable discrimination simply because they are of the 'wrong' sex; it heralds a social and demographic disaster of major proportions for which neither the government nor the people of China appear to have the will or the means to forestall. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/jhome/2252en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofPrenatal Diagnosisen_HK
dc.rightsPrenatal Diagnosis. Copyright © John Wiley & Sons Ltd.en_HK
dc.subject'Missing girls'en_HK
dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectSex selectionen_HK
dc.titleAttitudes to and practices regarding sex selection in Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_HK
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