Where Have All the Girls Gone?

How did more than 160 million women go missing from Asia? The simple answer is sex selection — typically, an ultrasound scan followed by an abortion if the fetus turns out to be female — but beyond that, the reasons for a gap half the size of the U.S. population are not widely understood. And when I started researching a book on the topic, I didn’t understand them myself.

Source: Foreign Policy
Published: Jun 27, 2011
Length: 10 minutes (2,651 words)
Read the story