At least 117 boys were being born for every 100 girls at the beginning of this century in China. Philip Ball asks whether Chinese birth rates can be controlled without exacerbating the gender imbalance.
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Ball, P. Where have all the flowers gone?. Nature 454, 374–375 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/454374a