Ultrasound used illegally for gender testing in South Korea
This article was originally published in Clinica
Such is the pressure to have a boy in South Korea that an estimated 40,000 illegal gender-determining ultrasonographies are carried out on pregnant women each year, says the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs. The institute believes this has led to around 20,000 abortions. Under Korean law, doctors are prohibited from telling pregnant women the results of a foetal gender test.
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