The lost girls: Department of Health to act on reports of illegal abortions by gender
Cahal MilmoThe Department of Health has launched an investigation into claims that illegal abortions of female foetuses are taking place among some families living within ethnic communities in Britain who seek to ensure that they have sons.
A study of data from 2011 National Census carried out by The Independent has indicated that gender-selective abortions have significantly shifted the natural sex ratio of some communities in England and Wales in favour of boys.
Officials from the health department have requested details of the analysis by statisticians at Imperial College London on data provided to The Independent by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). We have agreed to full disclosure of all the relevant data.
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" The lost girls: Department of Health to act on reports of illegal abortions by gender", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2014. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/the-lost-girls-department-of-health-to-act-on-reports-of-illegal-abortions-by-gender