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The World in Medicine
April 20, 2005

Gender Gap

JAMA. 2005;293(15):1848. doi:10.1001/jama.293.15.1848-c

In an effort to curb selective abortion of female fetuses, Chinese lawmakers are considering passing legislation that would impose harsher punishments on physicians who determine or reveal the sex of a fetus or conduct abortions for nonmedical purposes, according to reports in the Chinese media (www.chinadaily.net/english/home/index.html). Currently, physicians face only fines and administrative penalties for the practice.

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