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FRONTLINE/World | India: The Missing Girls | PBS

Duration: 14:21
Program: Frontline/World
Broadcast Date: Apr. 27, 2007

In 2006, when my wife and I traveled to India to live and work, the one issue that kept grabbing our attention was northern India's deep cultural preference for sons over daughters. The desire for sons can be so great, that some families, after having a girl or two, will abort female fetuses until they bear a son. The practice is called female feticide or sex selection.

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Post Date: April 25, 2011