FILE- In this Dec. 10, 2006 file photo, a woman participates in a rally against female feticide, in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, file)
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A deeply felt preference for boys has left more than 63 million women statistically "missing" across India, and more than 21 million girls unwanted by their families, government officials say.Studies have long shown that Indian girls are less educated than boys, have poorer nutrition and get less medical attention.The report also noted that increasing wealth does not mean an end to male preferences among families, with some comparatively wealthy areas, including New Delhi, faring worse over the years.
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