Indo-Canadian couples choosing sons over daughters: study
Learning their baby's gender may be one of the most treasured moments for parents. But new research suggests that in some Canadian families — in the Indo-Canadian community especially — parents are not leaving the baby's sex to chance.
Canadian-born women with two daughters have roughly the same chance of having a boy or a girl, but Indian-born women in Ontario gave birth to 196 boys for every 100 girls.
In a country where abortion is legal, how can those who believe in the right to choose confront those who use sex selection to abort females?
Guests in this segment:
- Kripa Sekhar, executive director of the South Asian Women's Centre in Toronto.
- Simi Gill, founder of the Lohri for Her celebration.
- Alana Cattapan, a postdoctoral fellow at the Dalhousie University`s Faculty of Medicine, and a contributor to the blog Impact Ethics.
This segment was produced by The Current's Sujata Berry and Willow Smith.