My Casualty Report in Salvo Issue #46 is on modern-day eugenics. In several countries, the ratio of boys born compared to girls is well above the naturally occurring ratio of 104 to 106 boys for every 100 girls. Keep in mind that the natural ratio does not deviate, even in cases where there is a sex-linked disease. This is a very stable ratio. Yet, in some provinces in China the ratio is 125 boys for every 100 girls. Several Soviet bloc countries also have a sex ratio around 120 boys per 100 girls.
The United Nations Population Fund estimates that there are 117 million women believed to be “missing” in Asia and Eastern Europe due to sex-selective abortion and child neglect.