Skewed male-female ratios amongst immigrants in Canada: Factors in son preference

  This opinion piece examines social, technical and policy factors underlying sex-selective abortion in Canada, as indicated in studies published in 2016 in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. It was published in somewhat abridged form in Millwoods Mosaic, May 15, 2016 (Vol 8, No 93). Background In April 2016, two studies published in the Canadian … Continue reading Skewed male-female ratios amongst immigrants in Canada: Factors in son preference

When women ‘recant’ charges against abusive partners: How community members and extended family facilitate violence against women

It has been observed that women experiencing violence from their intimate partners withdraw charges in court. In specific cases, such ‘recanting’ of charges occurs in association with collectivist pressures from extended family and/or unrelated community members. You know, in working with the police and laying charges, the worse thing a victim can do is be … Continue reading When women ‘recant’ charges against abusive partners: How community members and extended family facilitate violence against women