Female infanticide and female feticide have eliminated the lives of millions of girls across the globe. These issues are particularly prevalent in South Asian and East Asian countries, especially India and China - two of the world's most populous countries. Female gendercide has also crossed borders because of immigration and is being seen in Canada, the United Kingdom, and America. It is an issue of global scale now and the consequences are rippling across the globe. The reasons for female gendercide are rooted in a complex mix of economic, social, cultural and political factors which ultimately lead to the devaluation of the girl-child.