I guess no one can accuse India's government of reacting too
swiftly. When the Baby Gender Mentor was released, many were
alarmed about how the early baby gender test might be misused in
India. Today, over a year later and after the product has
already been withdrawn from the market altogether, the Indian
government announced that it may be banned.
Worldwide, the normal birth rate is 51% boys, but in India, a gender
imbalance has arisen due to a cultural preference for sons.
Through the practices of sex selective abortion, infanticide,
abandonment, and neglect of their daughters, some areas of India have
only 41% to 47% female births.
In Punjab, the Indian state with the lowest female birth ratio, the
health minister has announced he "will take all steps" to have
the Baby Gender Mentor banned.