Female Feticide

Since the 1970s, with the legalization of abortion and the use of
technology to predetermine the sex of the fetus, there has been an
exponential and uncontrollable increase in female fetal abortions in India. The government of India responded by introducing the PNDT Act – the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) in 1994, (implemented in 1996), which
made it illegal for the doctors to let the parents know of the sex
of the foetus through ultrasound examination.

female-feticide by Swathi Soren
Copyright © Swathi Soren

In a study published in the medical journal Lancet which analysed
from 1.1 million households in India it was estimated that from 1977-
97 atleast 10 million female fetuses had been aborted in India. More
recent studies estimate that number to have risen to about 2-5 Million Female Fetal abortions a year.

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Relevant Links:

2-5 Million Female Fetuses Aborted Annually: Journal of Assisted Reproductive Genetics

Women forced to abort their girls: One mother speaks out

An Overview of the Issues of Sex Selection: CEHAT

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its really a gud mission. there should be strict rules to finish female feticide. for this all lady should be get united. a woman should understand another woman’s feeling. atleast this shameful act of feticide should nt be supported by a woman.


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