China's Gender Imbalance Shows Signs of Relief

February 4, 2015  Editor: Frank Zhao

China's high gender imbalance continued to show signs of relief, with 115.88 baby boys born in 2014 for every 100 girls, the sixth successive decrease.

A normal sex ratio at birth is commonly ranged between 103 and 107 baby boys for every 100 girls. China for a long time has had a sexual disparity of more than 110, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission.

The ratio for 2014 is the lowest level since 2008, when there were 120.56 baby boys for every 100 girls.

According to the commission, the lowering ratio signifies that sexual disparity has been curbed but achieving a balanced sex ratio structure still takes time and effort.

(Source: Xinhua)

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