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Pakistan lags behind in reproductive health

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7172.1546a (Published 05 December 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1546
  1. Claire Wallerstein
  1. Manila

    New figures illustrate how discrimination starts from birth for women in Pakistan, where mortality among children aged under 4 is 66% higher in girls than in boys.

    A recent seminar on population development in Karachi found that large swaths of Pakistani society still attach enormous importance to the wellbeing of their male children while considering daughters to be a shameful burden.

    Delegates at the follow up to the 1994 international conference on population development in Cairo were told that Pakistan could soon suffer serious …

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