Indian Journal of Public Health

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Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 209--212

A hospital-based study on knowledge, attitude and practice of pregnant women on gender preference, prenatal sex determination and female feticide


R Kansal1, Khan Amir Maroof2, R Bansal3, P Parashar4 
1 Associate Professor, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, India
2 Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, India
4 Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, Subharti Medical College, Meerut, India

Correspondence Address:
Khan Amir Maroof
Lecturer, Department of Community Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Kansal R, Maroof KA, Bansal R, Parashar P. A hospital-based study on knowledge, attitude and practice of pregnant women on gender preference, prenatal sex determination and female feticide.Indian J Public Health 2010;54:209-212


How to cite this URL:
Kansal R, Maroof KA, Bansal R, Parashar P. A hospital-based study on knowledge, attitude and practice of pregnant women on gender preference, prenatal sex determination and female feticide. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Oct 20 ];54:209-212
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