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Sex Selective Abortion in Haryana

A declining child sex ratio has been one of the important concerns of India's demography. Haryana is a developed state showing a falling trend in the child sex ratio over the last two decades. The present study aims to understand the magnitude of sex selective abortions and its reasons in Haryana. Interviewing a total of 2,590 households and 2,646 ever married women in the reproductive ages, the study provides indirect evidence of sex-selective abortions based on the data on pregnancy history of women, spontaneous and induced abortions and ultrasound status.
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