Doctors for Daughters- Why do daughters go missing FAQ on pre-natal sex selection in India Missing daughter

No. of pages: 8

Publication date: 2016

Author: UNFPA

Sex selection is the practice of determining the sex of the unborn foetus and eliminating it if found to be female. How is sex selection done? In recent years, the use of ultrasound technology has become the most common mode of sex determination followed by elimination of the female. Easy access to ultrasound since the early 1980s has contributed to increased sex selection and the rapid decline in the child sex ratio.