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Prospective parents from certain ethnic communities in Australia may be aborting female foetuses in order to prioritise the birth of boys, according to an investigation by SBS Radio.

Based on an analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data over 11 years, experts suggest sex-selective abortion in some ethnic communities in Australia, has begun to create lopsided ratios of boys to girls.

Learn more about gender selection in Australia, produced by SBS Radio

(Nick Parr at SBS studio)

This investigative report was produced by SBS journalist Pallavi Jain, with the collaboration of SBS journalists Nila Liu and Jitarth Bharadwaj.

Contacts:
Pallavi Jain - pallavi.jain@sbs.com.au 
Nila Liu - nila.liu@sbs.com.au 
Jitarth Bharadwaj - jitarth.bharadwaj@sbs.com.au