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The Case of Female Infanticide

  • Bret L. Billet

Abstract

Female infanticide1 is a practice that has been performed in numerous cultures throughout the world. Infanticide has, in its early history, included males as well as females. In keeping with the thematic focus of this book, however, the emphasis here is primarily on the killing of females.2 Throughout its history the practice of female infanticide has encompassed a wide geographical spread and has consumed more countries than has the practice of female circumcision. In brief, the practice has occurred on virtually every continent at some point in history (Mays, 1993, p. 883; Williamson, 1978, p. 63).

Keywords

Female Child Female Fetus Female Circumcision Belt Region Female Infanticide 
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© Bret L. Billet 2007

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