Saturday, February 14, 2009

Women & Childbirth in China

"Most women in China, where the majority of families are restricted to just one child, would like to have two or more children to prevent their babies becoming spoilt or lonely, state media said Friday.

China, with the world's biggest population straining scarce land, water and energy supplies, has restricted most families to one child since the late 1970s.

But experts say a traditional preference for boys, especially in rural areas, is leading to a growing gender imbalance stemming from aborted or abandoned baby girls.

Most women, or 83 percent, want a son and a daughter, the survey said. The character for "good" in Chinese is the characters for boy and girl combined."

1 comment:

Lucy said...

Great article. The situation is so sad in China in this respect. thanks for posting this.