Infanticide

Infanticide (or infant homicide) is the intentional killing of infants. Neonaticide, killing within 24 hours of a child's birth, is most commonly done by the mother whereas infanticide of a child more than one day old is slightly more likely to be committed by the father.

In many past societies, certain forms of infanticide were considered permissible. In some countries, female infanticide is more common than the killing of male offspring, due to sex-selective infanticide.

Read more about Infanticide:  History and Pre-history, Modern Times, Child Euthanasia, Explanations For The Practice, Prevention, In Other Animals

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