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Types of Forced Marriage

1 Female-selective abortion – occurs when tests are done on a pregnant woman to determine the sex of the fetus, and only those fetuses determined to be female are aborted.

2 Female infanticide – occurs when a female infant is purposely killed because she is a girl, or when she is abandoned without food, shelter or care so that she will die from starvation, frostbite, dehydration or injury.