Sex Ratio refers to the no. of males per thousand females. It was unfavourable for females in India as earlier the birth of female was considered as a sin. Almost all the humans wanted a male to take birth so that he can continue the family in the future. As no one wanted a female so many crimes were offended like ------- Female infanticide, female foeticide. The sex of the child was checked before the birth and if it was a female then she was killed then and there. Birth of a girl appeared as a curse for people and whenever a boy use to take birth it was very greatly celebrated. A mother use to cry for all this. This was how females suffered a lot in the past.