Sex-Selective Abortions: Behind the Headlines
  • Edinburgh Fringe

The selective abortion of female babies is a high-profile reason for why some countries have more men than women. But do we know the real reasons why it happens, or is all our knowledge from sensationalist newspaper headlines? The ratio of men to women actually varies greatly between countries. Are males in other regions subject to different, but equally catastrophic, inequalities and deprivations? What do feminist perspectives bring to the discussion, and what do they miss? Join Professor Prabir Bhattacharya (Heriot-Watt University) for an extremely provocative discussion.