RxPG News Feed for RxPG News

Medical Research Health Special Topics World
 Asian Health
 Food & Nutrition
 Men's Health
 Mental Health
 Occupational Health
 Public Health
 Sleep Hygiene
 Women's Health
 Canada Healthcare
 China Healthcare
 India Healthcare
  Madhya Pradesh
  Medical Tourism
  Orissa Healthcare
  Uttar Pradesh Healthcare
 New Zealand
 South Africa
 World Healthcare
   Latest Research
 Alternative Medicine
 Clinical Trials
 Infectious Diseases
 Sports Medicine
   Medical News
 Awards & Prizes
   Special Topics
 Odd Medical News

Last Updated: Sep 15, 2017 - 4:49:58 AM
India Healthcare Channel

subscribe to India Healthcare newsletter
Healthcare : India Healthcare

   EMAIL   |   PRINT

Sex selective abortion rampant in Delhi, says study

Jan 9, 2013 - 8:32:04 PM


New Delhi, Jan 9 - Sex-selective abortion is rampant in Delhi, particularly in south Delhi, a survey by Centre for Social Research -, an organisation working for women empowerment and welfare, revealed Wednesday.

CSR took this survey in southwest Delhi where the problem is more pronounced. About 900 households were surveyed for over a year from Feb to Dec 2012. We found that most people still prefer sons than daughters, fearing dowry, security of a girl child and sharing of property, Manasi Mishra, a CSR official said.

The event was part of the 'Meri Shakti, Meri Beti' - campaign of CSR in collaboration with the German embassy to protect the girl child in Delhi.

According to CSR, the survey was done in south Delhi, which has one of the most dismal sex ratio figures in the capital. The areas surveyed where Vasant Kunj, R.K. Puram, Dwarka, Chattarpur, Sunder Nagar and Sangam Vihar areas.

The illiterate, semi-literate and even highly educated respondents admitted that a son was preferred over a daughter because sons are the ones who carry the family name and lineage. There is no fear of dowry or share in property. It is becoming difficult to secure or maintain the chastity of a girl child, the findings revealed.

The survey also said that the sex ratio is the worst in Vasant Vihar of south Delhi, where some of the city's most affluent live.

According to the 2001 census report, the child sex ratio Delhi in the age group of 0-6 years was 868 per 1,000 boys. This figure dropped marginally to 866 in 2011.

It is an utter shock. Laws should be made more stringent to check and curb sex-selective abortion. A collective force of medical fraternity, citizen partnership and stringent laws are needed. There has been no change in the mindset of a majority of the city's population. The preference for a boy child will push Delhi on the brink of social and law and order challenges in the near future, said Ranjana Kumari, director, CSR.

According to a UNICEF report, India has lost over one crore girls to abortions and infanticide since 2007 and there is a dramatic decline in the sex ratio.

Subscribe to India Healthcare Newsletter

Enter your email address:

For any corrections of factual information, to contact the editors or to send any medical news or health news press releases, use feedback form

Top of Page

Contact us

RxPG Online


Online ACLS Certification


    Full Text RSS

© All rights reserved by RxPG Medical Solutions Private Limited (India)