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Dear Amy,
 
I was recently told that members of the Han ethnic group in China were permitted only one child per couple. Is it true that such a gross disregeard for personal liberty and female reproductive choice can exist? And if so why? Also I would like to know what happens if a couple has more than 1 child.
 
Meredith

 

   

Meredith,

To get an accurate answer, you really need to direct it to an organization such as International Planned Parenthood Federation or the International Women's Health Coalition.

I do know that China has a one child policy to help curb their
population but I don't know what ethnic groups enforce this. It has also been suggested that female children were aborted at a greater rate than males, but that should be confirmed with one of the above mentioned groups.

—Amy

 

 

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