heal1100
Updated: 10/3/2018
heal1100
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  • :)
  • You're having a girl!
  • We aren't having this baby.
  • I'm so sorry
  • In some Asian cultures, women still face the stigma of producing only male heirs. Many women are enouraged to abort female fetuses. Sunita just found out she is having a daughter.
  • Better luck next time
  • You'll get a boy someday
  • Sunita is apprehensive to express the news to her husband, inlaws, and community.
  • I want to keep the baby.
  • You need to be assertive with your husband about your feelings.
  • Sunita's husband Raj is adamant that she gets an abortion. Couples believe that their family is unbalanced without a son, who will continue the family name, earn money, look after his relatives, and take care of his parents in their old age. Sunita's feeling unsure and upset if she wants the abortion.
  • I'm so sorry, I love you.
  • Sunita is feeing pressure from the community, who share the same gender bias as her husband. She is starting to feel isolated.
  • Sunita needs an outside opinion so she calls her best friend to vent and ask for an outside opinion. Her friend Tiffany encourages her to speak to her husband about not getting an abortion.
  • Sunita goes home and shares that she wants to keep the child despite social stigmas. Raj was unaware of how Sunita felt and vows to support her, regardless of lack of community approval.
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