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Missing at birth: on sex selective abortion and infanticide

-The Hindu Serious efforts must be made to deter sex selective abortion and infanticide Few things cast a long shadow on human failing as much as Sex Selection does. To choose on the basis of gender and eliminate new life if the gender is not ‘favourable’ can easily be among humanity’s worst moments. Last week’s case of infanticide in Tamil Nadu’s Usilampatti, historically notorious for its crude methods of killing female babies,...

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In Marathwada, love for sons makes life miserable for daughters -Radheshyam Jadhav

-The Hindu Business Line Girl child seen as a burden in the region that reels under drought Thirty-eight-year-old Meera Ekhande from Beed district in Marathwada region of Maharashtra had given birth to seven girls and aborted two, but her family kept insisting on having a son. In her tenth pregnancy, Meera was delivered of a stillborn boy and she died because of excessive bleeding. But this is not an isolated case in...

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Doctors seek changes to sex test rules -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph New Delhi: A panel of doctors has called for changes to the rules banning prenatal sex determination, warning they are depriving rural populations of easy access to the point-of-care ultrasound scans (pocus) needed to diagnose and treat critically ill patients. Doctors associated with the Jan Swasthya Sahyog, which runs a rural hospital in Chhattisgarh, have recommended technology and better policing to improve access to the scans and curb their misuse...

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Stillborn scheme -TK Rajalakshmi An audit report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India comes down heavily on the Haryana government for its lax implementation of the Beti Bachao scheme. NOTWITHSTANDING the tall claims made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, a report of the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) on the social and economic sectors (for the year ending 2016) of the Haryana government has revealed huge gaps...

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