63 Million Women in India Are “Missing,” More than 11 Million Due to Sex-Selective Abortion

Millions of women have gone missing from India’s population due to persistent, deep-seated male bias and extreme son preference.

According to a recent report from the Government of India, a staggering 63 million women are now missing from India’s population. The report estimates that nearly 2 million women are lost every year. The report further estimates that an additional 21 million girls are “unwanted” by their parents who would have preferred a boy instead.

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