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Over 46 million ‘missing females’ in India alone due to sex selection


  • UN report says India has the highest rate of excess female deaths
  • In countries where marriage is nearly universal, men may need to forgo marriage as they may not find a spouse

The State of World Population 2020 report of UNFPA said India has the highest rate of excess female deaths (13.5 per 1,000 female births), suggesting that an estimated one in nine deaths of females below five may be attributed to postnatal sex selection.

“China and India together account for about 90 to 95% of the estimated 1.2 million to 1.5 million missing female births ...


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