性别鉴定之后 – After gender identification – English

  
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If your wife is pregnant, don’t you wish to know if the child inside her is a boy or a girl? And if you know it’s a girl, what do you intend to do?

Two days ago, I saw a friend I hadn’t seen in a decade. We were in primary school together, and he just had his second child, a boy.

I thought it was an “illegal” second child, so I asked him how much he paid in penalty.

“I could have him in all legality,” he replied, smiling.

His first child was a girl. In rural areas, according to government policy, if your first child is a girl, after four years, you can have a second one. There was a time when I thought that patriarchal values had disappeared from my hometown —— now when I go back home, I no longer see the big signs on both sides of the road with “having a boy or a girl is the same” or ” my daughter is also my posterity”, and similar slogans —— But I had not expected that the climate would still be so tense now. If their first is a daughter, people in rural areas will absolutely want a second go.

As a firm opponent to the one-child policy, I like to see that people can have a second child. But there is one problem: what if the second child is a girl too?

I know that in my hometown in Hebei, you can at least determine; in Anguo, Shenze and other places in Hebei, if you pay a little fee, you can do a sex identification. But if the child is identified as a girl, what do you do?

When my friend’s wife was pregnant with their second child, he also did a sex identification. But he said, he didn’t think then he absolutely wanted a boy; if it was a girl, it would be alright.

I believe these words. In my neighbourhood, there were many families whose first child was a girl, and second child was also a girl. Now those children all go to primary school. they’re beautiful and lively, and just a little bit tanned.

However, my friend then told me a different story. And this story was confirmed to me later by my mother.

In my hometown, there was a woman who gave birth to a girl as her first child. And so, after waiting the required number of years, she conceived another child. She went to the hospital, and the child was identified as a girl.

The husband (I know that man, a tall and slim man, very handsome according to modern canons) was very unhappy. He sighed for the whole day, and for the whole day said that his life had no meaning.

I don’t know whose idea it was, 家里人大多粗线条,自然也不会去问,最终做出决定时,家里人是什么感觉。

The only thing I know is, the child was gotten rid of.

Then she got pregnant again, and again, they did a sex identification.

It was a girl again, my friend said.

And then what happened? I asked.

I don’t know what happened.

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Source: 1510, 27 August 2012

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