Implications of India’s Skewed Sex Ratio and Other Aspects of Assisted Reproduction


On Oct 6, 2014, I gave a lecture to my 4th year International Health Theory class about the “missing girls of India”, the millions of unborn Indian girls removed from the projected population through generations of sex selective abortion. My talk was based on the landmark paper by Prabhat Jha titled, “Trends in selective abortions of girls in India: analysis of nationally representative birth histories from 1990 to 2005 and census data from 1991 to 2011“, which was published in The Lancet in 2011. A PDF of my slides can be found here.