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Delhi's skewed sex ratio: Is female foeticide the reason?

Delhi's sex ratio has become more and more skewed over the years. One study of families which already have one or more daughters shows just 219 girls being born for every 1,000 boys. Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Thursday issued notice to 89 hospitals and nursing homes in the national capital suspected of carrying out female foeticide. ‘We have found that sex ratio of new born babies at several hospitals and nursing homes in the city declined at an alarming rate,’ he told reporters.

Oct 16, 2015, 21:23 PM IST