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No Country For Young Girls?

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Part of the "Life on the Edge" series. Vyjanthi, who is twenty-seven, lives in the Indian city of Agra, in the shadow of the Taj Mahal. Already a mother to a three-year-old girl, when she became pregnant again, her husband and in-laws forced her to have a scan to determine the sex of the fetus. Told she was carrying a girl, they tried to pressure her to have an abortion, and after a major argument she fled to her parents' home. But she felt bad, went back to her husband, got pregnant again, and the same thing happened all over again. Now she's living with her parents, with two young daughters-and undecided as to whether she can make it on her own or will have to go back to her husband again. Sex-selective abortion is illegal in India, but so widespread that there are many more boys than girls, especially in India's more prosperous states. Accessibility options on the DVD are: (1) expanded description, (2) English subtitles in a black box.

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