Document Type



School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan


Sex-selective abortion is the killing of a girl fetus merely due to its gender. It has become an emerging problem in developing countries mainly due to lack of resources and cultural stereotypes. Illegal abortions have increased and are jeopardizing not only the gender ratio but also the health of the mother by exposing them to complications and violating their rights. The aim of this paper is to evaluate a case scenario based on many ethical dilemmas and questions that arise form it. The paper presents the problem in light of major ethical principles and theories by counteracting each argument with a counter argument. Pakistan is a country with increasing population and gender misbalance. Hence, it is crucial to view the positive and negative side of the conflicting situation considering the larger benefit and bigger impact. Government and institutions can implement many strategies to protect the rights of women and put an end to the race between X and Y chromosome.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics