Navigation Links
10 Million Indian Females Aborted In 20 years

Around 10 million female fetuses may have been aborted in India in the last couple of decades, according to a study published online today by The Lancet. //

Fewer girls than boys are born in India. In their study Prabhat Jha (St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada), Rajesh Kumar (Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India) and colleagues conclude that this could be a result of prenatal sex determination, followed by abortion of female fetuses.

The researchers looked at data on female fertility from an ongoing Indian national survey of 6 million people, living in 1·1 million households. The team analyzed information from 133,738 births.

The investigators found that the sex of the previous child or children born affects the sex ratio of the current birth, with fewer females born as second or third children to families who are yet to have a boy. They also found that the deficit in the number of girls born as second children was more than twice as great in educated than illiterate mothers, but did not vary by religion.

Based on the natural sex ratio from other countries, the team estimated that around 13·6 to 13·8 million girls should have been born in 1997 in India. However, the actual number was 13·1 million-a deficit of 0·59-0·74 million female births.

Dr Jha stated, 'We conservatively estimate that prenatal sex determination and selective abortion accounts for 0.5 million missing girls yearly. If this practice has been common for most of the past two decades since access to ultrasound became widespread, then a figure of 10 million missing female births would not be unreasonable. Women who have already had one or two female children are clearly at the highest risk.'

Professor Kumar observes, 'Our study emphasises the need for routine, reliable and long-term measurement of births and deaths. The ongoing Sample Registration System (covering over 1 million househol ds) in India will help track missing female births and also gender differences in mortality.'

In India, fetal sex determination and medical termination of pregnancy on the basis of fetal sex have been illegal since 1994. However, there is ample published evidence of rampant sex determination and female feticide all over the country.

'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Drug May Make Breathing Easier for Millions
2. Over Six Million HIV Infected People In South Africa- Finds A Survey
3. Tanzanian Government Sanctions $20 Million For AIDS Arug
4. GlaxoSmithKline to Supply United States with 8 Million flu vaccine, Fluarix
5. Number Of Babies Born Prematurely Nears Historic Half Million Mark In US
6. Proper Validation of Generic Drugs Could Save Millions of AIDS Patients
7. An Estimated 150 Million Indians Suffer From Arthritis
8. Acute Shortage Of Neurosurgeons In India: One Surgeon For Every 1 Million!
9. India To Procure 1 Million Doses Of Tamiflu
10. Global Warming Could Cause 5 Million Illnesses: WHO
11. Australia earmarks $74 Million to Fight Bird Flu
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/2/2020)... ... September 02, 2020 , ... RAM ... payers administering Medicare Advantage and Special Needs plans, is proud to support the ... Insurance Plans (AHIP). RAM is supporting the event as a sponsor and exhibitor ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Dr. ... training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. In 2018, she ... premier boutique plastic surgery and aesthetic practice in Southwest Florida. Dr. Gill and ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Want to get moving, break up your routine, ... (CPARF) is thrilled to launch its fourth annual STEPtember campaign in the United States ... meets everyone wherever they are at this moment — encouraging people to move in ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... ... for Covid-19 “PTS” with Mediation & Hypnosis , At this very turbulent time in ... deep anxiety, immense stress, and right now are needing serious relief from a constant state ... planet are experiencing a great degree of emotional discomfort, be it fear or worrying about ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Ernst & Young ... named an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Florida Award finalist. Now in its ... ambitions deliver innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/31/2020)... PHOENIX (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... Mobile Sanitizing and Disinfecting - a broad-spectrum sanitization, disinfection and deodorization provider ... company will offer door-to-door sanitizing and disinfecting services for businesses and residents throughout ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... aesthetic beauty, bringing a unique perspective and approach. Armed with her qualifications from ... out to share her knowledge of the human body with the nation and ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 27, 2020 , ... Bleep LLC, ... player and sleep apnea patient, is the company’s new spokesperson. , “In my line ... field. So, when I found the Bleep DreamPort it was a Bleeping no brainer ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: