This week in China, a teenager gave birth to a baby girl meters away from a hospital, and to the horror of many onlookers, the teenager’s mother told the girl to abandon her baby. According to the Daily Mail, the mother of the Jiaxing teen had not known that her daughter was pregnant until the girl began to give birth.
China’s population control program, called the “One Child Policy,” is enforced through coercive measures including forced abortion and forced sterilization. Since the majority of those aborted are female, the One Child Policy has created gender imbalance that is a powerful, driving force behind sexual slavery in Asia.
While some researchers have suggested that Hepatitis is responsible for the high sex ratio, this is not supported by the evidence. Looking at the 2000 census data, if a second child is a male it will arrive, on average, 4 months later than a second born female.