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Would you be happy with a girl-child?

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February 22, 2007 19:22 IST

Indian women continue to face pressure to produce a male child, reveals a government survey released on Wednesday.

India's latest census data show that the preference for boys has skewed the gender ratio in the population of more than 1.1 billion people. Experts say that sex-selective abortions are responsible for the number of girls per 1,000 boys slipping from 945 in 1991 to 927 in 2001.

Would you be happy with a girl-child? Tell us.

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