Monday, November 10, 2014

Female Feticide is Epidemic:UN Official

Mora said the fact that female foeticide was happening in countries which previously had no history of such practices, such as Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia, indicated that gender discrimination was an "epidemic" comparing it to the deadly Ebola virus.

According to a August 2013 study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, biologically 105 boys are born for every 100 girls. Yet in Armenia and Azerbaijan more than 115 boys are born for every 100 girls, and in Georgia the ratio is 120 males for every 100 females.

But he stops short of calling for the criminalization of this practice. At least the article didn't say anything to that effect.