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Global Debates, local dilemmas : sex-selective abortion in contemporary Vietnam

Hang, Tran Minh


Sex-selective abortion has been the subject of vigorous debate around the world. While the ethical implications and consequences of sex-selective abortion have been intensely debated within the field of bioethics and feminism, anthropological contributions to these debates have been surprisingly limited. In Vietnam, demographic data indicates that the proportion of male births has increased over the last decade, especially since 2003. The national average sex ratio at birth, an indicator of sex...[Show more]

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