Let’s End the Discrimination Against Girls that Begins Before Birth
In recent decades, the issue of increasingly imbalanced sex ratios at birth has caused concern, starting in a number of Asian countries, but now also spreading beyond that region. Today, an estimated 117 million women across Asia are "missing." Although this trend is concentrated in countries of South Asia and South-east Asia (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China and Viet Nam), we are now seeing an emerging prevalence of the problem in some countries of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.
This is an excerpt from an op-ed by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA.
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