Female Foeticide Essay

1565 Words Aug 24th, 2010 7 Pages
FEMALE FOETICIDE
INTRODUCTION:
Contemporary Indian society professes a profound faith in every individual’s “right to life and dignity”. The rights relating to the weaker & vulnerable sections of Indian society especially women, and more specially the girl child were violated. The twin social evils of female foeticide & female infanticide were the main causes.Violence against women exists in various forms, in all societies, the world over. In 1996 the world health assembly endorsed the fact that violence against women is a Public Health problem and female foeticide is one extreme manifestation of violence against women. India is a country of 102.7 crore population, out of which 53.1 crores is of males and 49.6 crores is of females,
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METHOD USED FOR ABORTION
 Suction aspiration
 Dilatation and curettage
 Dilatation and evacuation
 Salt poisioning (intara uterine instillation of hyperosmotic solutions like saline)
 Prostaglandin chemical abortion
ILL EFFECTS OF FEMALE FOETICIDE:
1) Adverse effect on the mental and physical health of mother:-Most women are forced to be a part of female foeticide due to family pressure,socioeconomic status etc. this can have a great adverse effects on the mental and physical health of the mother.
2) Declining sex ratio: India has one of the lowest sex ratios in the world which is 933females/1000 males while the world population has a sex ratio of 990/1000 males.
In Rajasthan it is 922 females /1000 males .
The ever declining sex ratio is one of the sensitive indicators of bor preference. The record shows that the sex ratio or the number of females for each thousand

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