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Photographer: walter astrada
Title: Undesired, Missing women in India
Location: India
  

HARYANA, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 19, 2009: A group of pregnant women wait for ultrasound examinations at a medical clinic in Haryana; the procedure is a vital diagnostic tool but can also be used to determine the sex of the foetus. A poster over their heads warns that sex-selective abortion is illegal and carries a sentence of five years in jail. The law, passed in 1994, penalizes medical professionals who contribute female foeticide by revealing the sex.

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