As study of newborns in India found that they, the parents and/or society prefer boys over girls. This is not new and is also found in many other countries today.
Boys; 1) Men they are expected to take care of the parents during their golden years. 2) They carry the family name. Important to many. 3) They have traditionally been the one to be educated and/or bring in extra needed income. 4) In times of war, men are needed. 5) Traditionally boys take up the trade of their father. This is changing fast as everything is now machine-made and not by hand.
Girls; 1) They have to be kept close and watched/protected by all family members, a chore/duty not needed for a male. 2) They do not carry a family name. 3) Some kind of Dowry still exists when they do get married. 4) Parents are expected to pay for the wedding. 5) If a girl loses her virginity before marriage the whole family is put to shame. In this day and age of liberal society and sex backed by advertising it is hard to stop.
In times of War Men are expected and needed more than women. Same goes in the economic wars!
Producing more males will only increase homosexuality and crimes against women as many would never have a partner.
There has always been more males than females in most countries in our history. Military wars tend to even that out.
As many countries legalize abortion how can we condemn those who are selective in that process. If only one birth is allowed than many would go the male way!
I myself would not even want to know which sex is in the womb. All life deserves to be given a shot.
Any surplus girls would be welcome here. If I had a million dollars would I buy a 5 bedroom house and welcome any *unwanted girl into my abode? Oui and Oui again.
How about unwanted boys? Still today boys at an early teen age are thrown out or expected to earn income to help the family. To some it is tradition that only an even distribution of wealth on a Global scale would solve.
*Unwanted girls not wanted for sex. If old enough and willing, love-making would be in the cards if we both want/agree.