"The study of women in Matlab, where data has been gathered on about 200,000 people, concluded that there are indeed "long term costs of bearing sons".
LOL, is Matlab a place, or is some math-challenged social science person bragging that they know how to use the Matlab programming language? :)
"...in a poor rural area in Bangladesh."
That is freaking hilarious -- I bet there was a passage in the article stating the analysis was done in Matlab, or some such thing... The reporter, I'm guessing, is the fool.