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Sex identification of fetus banned by law.

Type
Published Article
Journal
China population today
Publication Date
December 1998
Volume
15
Issue
5-6
Pages
4–4
Identifiers
PMID: 12321931
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
Unknown

Abstract

China's Shandong Province enacted "Regulations on the Prohibition of the Termination of Pregnancy for Non-medical Purposes and Sex Identification and Sex Selection of Fetus by Using Ultrasound Machine" in an effort to curb the rising sex ratio at birth. The new regulations go into effect on January 1, 1999, and respond to the traditional preference for sons that has caused female fetuses to be identified and aborted. Violation of the regulations will lead to imposition of a fine and administrative penalty unless injuries, disabilities, or deaths are caused by the violation, in which case, the responsible party will bear criminal responsibility.

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