In 2006, when my wife and I traveled to India to live and work, the one issue that kept grabbing our attention was northern India's deep cultural preference for sons over daughters. The desire for sons can be so great, that some families, after having a girl or two, will abort female fetuses until they bear a son. The practice is called female feticide or sex selection.In Punjab's small farming villages, for example, they found five girls for every ten boys between the ages of zero and six. Watch the 14-minute video here and find links and resources about female sex selection here.
Source: SAJA blog