Mara Hvistendahl is a Shanghai-based contributing editor with Science magazine and a contributor to publications ranging from The Atlantic to The Wall Street Journal. She is also the author of Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men. A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Pulitzer Prize, Unnatural Selection shows how sex selection has contributed to the global disappearance of over one hundred million women and girls. The book details how men and women alike are suffering as that gap transforms whole communities — and how the West helped spark the problem.

“Massively well-documented….Engrossing….[Hvistendahl] has not only done her research but has also carried out extensive investigative journalism in several countries.”
―The Washington Post

Unnatural Selection reads like a great historical detective story.
―The New York Times

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