Boy Babies Still Favored over Girls in India The latest Indian census figures show an acceleration of the ratio of boys to girls greater than it was a decade ago. Many blame gender selection through abortion. Though sex-determination tests are illegal in India, the practice is still widespread -- and profitable. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports.
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Boy Babies Still Favored over Girls in India

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Boy Babies Still Favored over Girls in India

Boy Babies Still Favored over Girls in India

Boy Babies Still Favored over Girls in India

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The latest Indian census figures show an acceleration of the ratio of boys to girls greater than it was a decade ago. Many blame gender selection through abortion. Though sex-determination tests are illegal in India, the practice is still widespread — and profitable. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports.