Guest Blog: India's Missing Girls

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Gender favouritism in India has existed for centuries. Favouring the birth of males over females is dominant in Indian society and is a traditional notion which stems from the culture of males carrying on the family name, providing for the elders and not burdening their family at the time of marriage.[1] Gender favouritism is so deep rooted that it has become a societal norm for women to take two very different routes in order to give birth to a boy; one being to keep on giving birth until the baby is a boy, but the other is a much darker,

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