In China, More Girls Are on the Way

“Son preference” is slowly fading as China gets more educated
Beijing Photograph by Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images

Priscilla Yang is standing outside Tuanjiehu Beijing Maternity Hospital, her husband dutifully holding aloft a purple umbrella to shield her from the blazing July sun. The 27-year-old is eight months pregnant and feeling relieved: Her latest rounds of prenatal tests came back normal.

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