“Families prefer to have boys rather than girls,” said Urquia, an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba. “Or, if they already have daughters, they want to have at least one male in the family.”
While Canadian-born women give birth to about 105 boys for every 100 girls, Urquia and his team from the University of Toronto and St. Michael’s Hospital, showed Punjabi-speaking mothers in Ontario, at their third birth, had 240 boys for every 100 girls.
But you know what I find the most remarkable sign of naivety never mind outright culture-bound ignorance. This:
“We don’t have a proper explanation,” he said of the preference for boys. “We really don’t know why this is happening.”
Are they truly this stupid?