Listen: Sex-selective abortions may have stopped the birth of 23 million girls
"Piece on this. This was a groundbreaking study on birth rates worldwide. This the researchers did a five year project that went through decades of census data national survey responses birth giving birth records to build models that should estimate sex ratios across the world. And they found that there is now is far as the data shows. Twenty one point three missing million women missing on the planet who should have been born who were never born. And they cannot figure out why. And this is not anything sinister. Like, preferring boys of girls or anything like that. They're finding that societal norms in some countries. This is actually they're not quite there yet that there have been fifty million excess males under the age of twenty exist on the planet right now. And. There seems to be some weird. Effect of additional societal pressure. Not only on having boys, but additional stressors on on people in various populations that seems to be auguring toward more male births than female births, and they're still haven't gotten why. But they know from a mass standpoint it is no longer. A fifty fifty likelihood, and they also wonder whether or not that was ever likelihood because that could have been they feel like that. Original data wasn't assumption. Mike David eliminated abortions in a big country like China. Whether is that that decision to have more more boys and girls, if they really eliminated they've eliminated a lot of that they feel like that actually had an effect. There's no question that that had an effect. But that is not accounting for this many in any way, and they don't know exactly what his accounting for this limited the diet to help you conceive a boy. They don't mention that. But I hear about on Google have they eliminated avoiding intercourse right before ovulation because that will make you have a boy, that's interesting. I don't see that. Actually, I well again, I've reading a wired article on the study, I've not read the original study. So that would take a little bit more work. But I have a feeling that this is going gonna be get get to be a very interesting story over the next few"