n South African Medical Journal - Where have all the flowers gone? : correspondence
|Article Title||Where have all the flowers gone? : correspondence|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Peoples' Friendship University of Russia|
|Publication Date||Aug 2011|
To the Editor: The title of the recent editorial applies too to a related theme: gender imbalance. The distinction between male and female is a key dimension of population dynamics. In some southern and eastern Asian countries, the sex ratio has become skewed towards men, partly in consequence of gender-selective abortions; in the People's Republic of China, for example, the newborn male/female ratio is about 119:100.
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