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Title: Gendercide : a review of the missing women
Authors: Grech, Victor E.
Mamo, Julian
Keywords: Childbirth -- Statistics
Sex ratio -- History
Female infanticide
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Malta Medical Journal. 2014, Vol.26(1), p. 8-11
Abstract: The term gendercide was first coined in 1985 and refers to the deliberate extermination of persons of a particular sex. The notion and its potential consequences had been conceived as far back as 1793, when the Marquis Nicolas de Condorcet had speculated “what might be [the effect] on humankind [of] the discovery of a means of producing a male or female child according to the will of the parents [...]. Supposing that this is likely to become a common practice, [...] would it [not] lead to [changes] in the social relations of human beings, whose consequences could be harmful to the peaceable development of that indefinite perfectibility with expectations of which we have flattered humankind?”
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