Global Girl/Boy Balance

Today I listened to WBEZ‘s program Worldview hosted by Jerome McDonnell.  Today he spoke with Mara Hvistendahl about her new book  Unnatural Selection: Choosing Body Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men.  Click here to download the podcast.

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The parts of the conversation I heard included but was not limited to discussion of infanticide, in vitro gender selection (anecdotal evidence shows that Americans prefer girls),  “mail order brides,” and trucks for abortion.  I have not listened to the conversation in its entirety but I plan to do so and to read the book.  It is a fascinating global issue very present in the past and today.

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