"More than 10m female births in India may have been lost to abortion and sex selection in the past 20 years, according to medical research.
"Researchers in India and Canada for the Lancet journal said prenatal selection and selective abortion was causing the loss of 500,000 girls a year."
Pickled Politics blog takes a look at the issue and concludes:
"Asian women have a long, long way to go in the fight for equality. What’s more upsetting is that the perpetrators of crimes against females are often female themselves. Society has managed to convince men and women that females are inferior."