Navigation Links
Declining Sex Ratio

Sex ratio in India has declined over the century from 972 in 1901 to 927 in 1991. The sex ratio has since gone up to 933 in 2001. In contrast, the child sex ratio for the age group of 0-6 years in 2001 is 927 girls per thousand boys against 945 recorded in 1991 Census. As far as worldwide sex ratio is concerned, it is 1.01 male (s)/females as in 2006.

Some of the reasons commonly put forward to explain the consistently low levels of sex ratio are son preference, neglect of the girl child resulting in higher mortality at younger age, female infanticide, female feticide, higher maternal mortality and male bias in emuneration of population. Easy availability of the sex determination test and abortion services may also be facilitating the process which may be further stimulated by pre-conception sex selection facilities. The Government has taken a number of initiatives to implement the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Technique Act (PC&PNDT) and to spread awareness on the issue through Information, Communication and Education (IEC). They include amendment of PC&PNDT Act in 2003 to make it more comprehensive, more frequent visits of National Inspection and Monitoring Committee (NIMC), setting up of National Support and Monitoring Cell (NSMC), sensitization through Members of Parliament, publication of handbook on the Act, Annual Report on the Act, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), involvement of District Magistrate, launching of Save the Girl Child campaign etc.

This information was given by the Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss on 4th May, 2007 in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Lung Cancer Deaths Declining In Men But Not Women In European Countries
2. Declining Rates Of Sperm Donors Over The Past 5 Years
3. Health Insurance Numbers Declining In American Families
4. HIV/AIDS Declining In Maharashtra, TN, Ktk And AP: UN Report
5. Suicide Rates Declining
6. Declining Incidence of stroke in Australia
7. Minor Improvement In Child Sex Ratio In Haryana
8. Government Takes Tough Stand Against Falling Sex Ratio
9. Imbalance In Gender Ratio Addressed By Religious Leaders
10. Female Ratio Drops Alarmingly In Himachal Due To Feticides
11. Haryana Claims Improvement in Sex Ratio
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Declining Sex Ratio

(Date:12/25/2014)... “Every three months the trends for evening dresses ... be one of the hottest styles in the next few ... company releases 26 A-line sweetheart evening dresses, and announces the ... “We are trying our best to help a lady to ... with affordable prices, we provide discounted delivery costs to our ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 The ... Dolcemaschio was created in honor of a true 9/11 ... at two film festivals including the 24 hours of Nuremberg ... Festival in Bangladesh. , Actress, screenwriter and director ... helped produce this film together with her husband, Gregory ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 Helen Harris’ RP ... Woodland Hills, California after an 8 year battle with ... Christmas Eve evening in her home in Woodland Hills ... breast cancer. , As the founder ... years, she pioneered and championed many of today's greatest ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. ... chronic illnesses can receive effective, less expensive care from a ... to a team of dedicated health care professionals, a new ... ill and need either hospitalization or a trip to the ... home clinic at the University of Texas in Houston versus ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Among early stage breast cancer patients ... of one percent will eventually develop leukemia as a ... The finding comes from a review of more than ... and it suggests that the risk for developing treatment-related ... previously thought. "The frequency of bone marrow cancers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 2Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 3Health News:RP International founder, Helen Harris Dies on Christmas Eve Just Hours Before Her Holiday Television Broadcast to Raise Funds to Cure Blindness was Broadcasted Nationally 4Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 2Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 3Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3
... technology developed at the University at Buffalo has killed ... including airborne spores, viruses and bacteria in independent tests ... A prototype produced by Buffalo BioBlower Technologies LLC, a ... of better than one part per million in an ...
... Removal of Toxic Mercury,from Vaccines, NIXA, Mo., ... (ACIP) recommended yesterday that flu shots be,administered annually ... age. ACIP,functioning under the Centers for Disease Control ... by parents of vaccine-injured,children for neglecting vaccine safety ...
... PAULO, Brazil, Feb. 28 Medial Saude S/A,(BOVESPA: MEDI3) (MEDIAL SAUDE) announces the ... Quarter 2007 Earnings Conference Call, When: Thursday, March ... , How: Live over the Internet -- ... address above., Conference call dial-in phone ...
... European Commission Director General for Enterprise & Industry Heinz Zourek ... of an EC budget of 624 million to ESA as ... (GSC). , This will be provided in two stages: 419 ... of the GSC programme. Segment 2 will be submitted for ...
... Allscripts-Led Initiative Works With Google Health to Enable ... Collaboration between ... Direct from the 2008,HIMSS Exhibition and Conference, ... information solutions that physicians,use to improve healthcare, announced ...
... North Carolina State University have found that humans and ... also share the same genetic basis for certain types ... of the way the genomes have evolved, getting cancer ... Jaime Modiano, V.M.D., Ph.D., University of Minnesota College of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:UB's bioblower closer to protecting soldiers from biological attack 2Health News:UB's bioblower closer to protecting soldiers from biological attack 3Health News:CDC Vaccine Committee Recommends More Shots for Children 2Health News:Space sentinels: New 'tools' in space to improve European environment and security policies 2Health News:Space sentinels: New 'tools' in space to improve European environment and security policies 3Health News:The National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative Collaborates With Google 2Health News:The National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative Collaborates With Google 3Health News:The National ePrescribing Patient Safety Initiative Collaborates With Google 4Health News:U of Minn researchers discover genetic cancer link between humans and dogs 2Health News:U of Minn researchers discover genetic cancer link between humans and dogs 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... DIEGO , Dec. 23, 2014 ResMed (NYSE: ... significant patent infringement action against Chinese medical device manufacturer BMC ... (ITC) ruled today that BMC,s masks listed below infringe ResMed,s ... or selling these masks in the United States ... iVolve N2 nasal mask , Willow nasal pillows mask ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014   Synageva ... a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare ... Agency (EMA) of the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) ... recently granted the company,s request for accelerated assessment, ... regulatory review time.   The MAA, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)...  Lockton Dunning Benefits, the Dallas ... addition of Vice President Kim Foerster ... Consulting team, Excelsior Solutions. Foerster ... the position.  Most recently, she worked as the ... Pharmacy, where she has held various managerial positions ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 2Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 3Kim Foerster Joins Lockton Companies 2
... DIEGO, Aug. 3, 2011 Proacta Incorporated and ... the expansion of their Collaborative Research, Development and ... a hypoxia-activated pro-drug for the treatment of cancer. ... parties agreed to expand their existing collaboration to ...
... Buehler Motor, Inc. ( http://www.buehlermotor.com ), a global ... challenging mechatronic drive solutions, today announced a partnership with ... of its DC/BLDC motor and gearmotor lines. ... South American medical equipment market, and introduce a new ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Proacta Incorporated and Yakult Honsha Announce Expansion of Their Collaborative Research, Development and Commercialization Agreement 2Proacta Incorporated and Yakult Honsha Announce Expansion of Their Collaborative Research, Development and Commercialization Agreement 3Buehler Motor Establishes Sales Partner in Brazil 2Buehler Motor Establishes Sales Partner in Brazil 3
Myoglobin EIA Lipid / Protein Quantification, Cardiovascular 024-IDC-13 Muscle Disease...
Human Growth Hormone EIA Endocrine Function 025-BC-1033...
... hormone responsible for the control of glucose metabolism. ... the islets of Langerhans as the precursor, proinsulin, ... Both are secreted in equimolar amounts into ... is comprised of two polypeptide chains, the A-chain ...
Intact PTH EIA Bone and Mineral Metabolism 021-SDX016 Parathyroid Hormone...
Medicine Products: