Study: Selective-sex abortion claims 500,000 girls a year. Apparently in India it is much more common to have an abortion if the baby is going to be a girl. This will obviously offset the population numbers in the long term. The upside, of course, is that it is having a major impact on the spread of "cooties".
Seriously though, what the hell is wrong with people that think "let's have an abortion - oh never mind, it's going to be a boy"? Or - "We have the results of your sonogram. I'm so sorry to have to tell you, it's..... a girl." (Weeping, gnashing of teeth), "Oh the horror!".
Do they really not see the long term implications of something like this? I understand that in a caste system the male is much more valuable in regards to family prominence, but they do realize they need women to, say, make more babies, right? Sheesh. Weirdness, I tell you.