Sex-selective abortion is the practice of terminating a pregnancy based upon the predicted sex of the infant. The selective abortion of female fetuses is most common where male children are valued over female children, especially in parts of East Asia and South Asia particularly in countries such as People's Republic of China , India and Pakistan , North America , as well as in the Caucasus , and Western Balkans. Sex selective abortion was first documented in ,  and became commonplace by the late s in South Korea and China and around the same time or slightly later in India.
It is the mainstay of countless magazine and newspaper features. Differences between male and female abilities — from map reading to multi-tasking and from parking to expressing emotion — can be traced to variations in the hard-wiring of their brains at birth, it is claimed. Men instinctively like the colour blue and are bad at coping with pain, we are told, while women cannot tell jokes but are innately superior at empathising with other people. Key evolutionary differences separate the intellects of men and women and it is all down to our ancient hunter-gatherer genes that program our brains.
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There are significant gaps in the scientific literature concerning female sexual behavior and attitudes surrounding sexuality, which have definitive implications on public health and clinical work. The study group comprised consecutive women attending the Department of Pediatrics for the care of noncritical children in a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching hospital setting in North India. Peno-vaginal sex continues to be considered the most desired and actually performed sexual activity for arousal and orgasm, followed by kissing and foreplay. The present study is a preliminary effort to understand the contemporary female sexual behavior, knowledge and attitude by employing standard instruments. Still further studies are required in this area. Human sexuality is the sum total of an individual's biological constitution, life experiences, knowledge, behavior and attitudes; it is influenced by a myriad of physical, psychological, interpersonal, and cultural factors. Human sexuality has numerous symbolic meanings to an individual, and it is important for the clinicians to understand human sexuality. Despite advances in the treatment of human sexual problems, various lacunae remain in our knowledge of human sexuality. In particular, our knowledge of female sexuality has consistently lagged behind that of male sexuality. In fact, relatively little is known about the relationship among sexual behavior, sexual attitudes, sexual fantasies, and marital functioning of women.
CNN India's preference for sons over daughters has led to the birth of millions of "unwanted" girls, according to a new report by the Indian government. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. N: Perilous for some girls in India More Videos Story highlights Deeply-ingrained preference for boys has led to a massive gender gap in India Study finds that many couples who give birth to a girl will try again for a boy.