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Committee on Foreign AffairsIntroducedSeptember 28th, 2018
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Sex-selective practices (like gender-based abortion or infanticide) have led to significant gender imbalances in numerous countries, most notably China and India, creating problems in those countries and the surrounding region. Understanding how skewed sex ratios affect human trafficking would help the U.S. and the international community respond to this issue.
There’s already extensive research into the correlation between sex-selective practices and human trafficking — it’s not necessary to research the issue further. Instead, the U.S. should be leading efforts to combat the human trafficking that’s already happening because of skewed sex ratios in countries with this problem and their surrounding areas.