Neglect to blame for skewed mortality rates, says Lancet report that urges looking beyond pre-natal sex selection at deaths from inequality of education and health

Hundreds of thousands of young girls in India die every year because of “invisible discrimination”, according to research published in the Lancet Global Health.

Researchers from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis estimate an average of 239,000 girls under five in India die each year, or 2.4 million in a decade, because of their gender.

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