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A hospital-based study on knowledge, attitude and practice of pregnant women on gender preference, prenatal sex determination and female feticide.
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PMID:  21372370     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
India has witnessed a decline in sex ratio in the past few decades. A hospital-based cross-sectional study was carried out to find out the attitude toward gender preference and knowledge as well as practice toward prenatal sex determination and female feticide among pregnant women. A majority (66.0%) of the pregnant women did not show any gender preference, followed by male preference (22.2%) and female preference (11.8%). A high proportion, i.e. 84.7% and 89.7%, of the total subjects were aware that prenatal sex determination and female feticide is illegal, respectively.
R Kansal; Khan Amir Maroof; R Bansal; P Parashar
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of public health     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0019-557X     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Public Health     Publication Date:    2010 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400673     Medline TA:  Indian J Public Health     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  209-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India.
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