Examples Of Gender Inequality

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Gender inequality can express in many diverse forms like survival inequality, natality inequality, unequal facilities, inequality in ownership, unequal sharing of household benefits and chores and domestic violence. Inequality in gender of one type leads to gender inequality of many other types.
Gender inequality in health is evident not only in the old form of asymmetry in mortality, but also in the new form of sex-selective abortions, as many parents want the new born to be a boy rather than a girl. Sex selection before birth and neglect of the female child after birth, in childhood and, during the teenage years might have led to more males to females in India. There are 1029 women per 1000 men in North America and 1076 women per 1000 men
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Girls in the country are at a higher risk of malnutrition and growth retardation. Many reports highlight that girls are offered less food, both in terms of quantity and quality, than boys, especially in Northern India. This in turn leads to health issues like anaemia and intrauterine growth restriction during pregnancy which in turn affects the next generation also. Girls are breastfed for shorter periods, given less medical attention, fewer consultations and visits to the doctor, and are often taken very late to the hospital in an …show more content…
Indian girls are 61% more likely than boys to die between the ages of 1 and 5. Researchers reported that boys are much more likely than girls to be taken to a health facility when sick in both north and south India. There exists a positive gender gap in immunisation in India in all three rounds of NFHS. In case of diarrhoea, girls received no treatment at least eight per cent more than boys. Boys are also more likely receive ORS than girls. In case of fever/ cough, girls received no treatment at least ten per cent more than boys
Youth (15-24 years) literacy rate (%) for males and females are 88.4% and 74.4%. 30% of adolescents’ females in India are married. Comprehensive knowledge of HIV among adolescents female is only 18.6%. Many girls are out of schools. The basic facilities for sanitation for girls are not available at schools. Poor sanitation exposes girl children to the risk of assault, drop their attendance at schools, questions their dignity and even lead them to risk of sanitation-related and urinary tract

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