Gender report of Shah Rukh Khan's baby investigated

18 June 2013 / 3 years 4 months ago

Health officials in Mumbai are investigating reports that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and his wife know the sex of a baby they are having through a surrogate mother.According to an article in Straits Times Communities, sex determination tests are banned in India to stop the practice of aborting female fetuses due to a preference for sons.Khan was not at home when municipal authorities tried to question him about reports that the woman had such a test, Press Trust of India reported.A complaint filed by an unidentified, non-governmental organisation alleged that Khan and his wife know they are expecting a boy.Khan has refused to comment.India's 2011 census showed that the country had 914 girls for every 1,000 boys under age 6, a gender ratio mainly attributed to sex-selective abortions despite the ban on prenatal gender tests.

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