Infanticide in China Statistics | All Girls Allowed

This was actually a school essay I had to write, but definitely worth reading. Some shocking statistics. I feel that as a woman I should not only be proud of who I am but support women and promote their welfare. You can look at the website below for details, but here are some eye-opening facts (note that all of the following apply to China):

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Infanticide in China Statistics

-Up to a million orphans are abandoned each year, the majority being healthy girls.[i]

-In 2007, there were at least 17 million children aged 0-17 that were orphans in China.[ii]

-Chinese girls are twice as likely to die in their first year of life as boys.[iii]

-The death rate of girls in their first year of life is up to three times higher in rural areas than in urban areas.[iv]

-The risk of death is three times higher for second girls than first girls.[v]

-Second girls are more than twice as likely to die in their first week after birth as boys.[vi]

-95% of abandoned children in rural areas live outside of state-controlled orphanages.[vii]

-Fewer than half of China’s orphans receive government subsidies.[viii]

-Parents who remarry have been known to abandon their child so they can have a new child with their new spouse.[ix]

-In 1995, the Chinese government reported that there were 40,000 orphanages.[x]

-In 2009, Americans adopted more orphans from China than in any other country, totaling 3001 adoptions.[xi]

Read more: Infanticide in China Statistics | All Girls Allowed (includes references to authentic sources).

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