Gender discrimination in India

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A Reuters poll last year ranked India as the world’s fourth most dangerous country for a woman, behind only Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan. Even though the practice is outlawed, 300,000 to 600,000 female fetuses are aborted every year in India because of the preference for boys, according to a 2011 study by The Lancet. And the discrimination that begins in the womb continues throughout a girl’s life.

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