Sensational Indian gender study disputed

A rather sensational study which was trumpeted all over the news yesterday, claiming that ten million girls had been lost over the last 20 years due to abortion and plain murder by families who wanted sons, has been questioned today by (at least) three separate groups of experts:

A spokesman for the Indian Medical Association acknowledged that prenatal selections used to take place, but said they were not as widespread as before and that the Lancet report was exaggerated.

“This has not been happening for the past four or five years after strict laws were put in place,” the spokesman, Dr Narendra Saini, said.

BBC NEWS - India ‘lost birth’ study disputed

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