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Prenatal and postnatal sex-selection in India

Barbara D. Miller

Prenatal and postnatal sex-selection in India

the patriarchal context, ethical questions and public policy

by Barbara D. Miller

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Published by Michigan State University in [East Lansing, Mich.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sex preselection -- India.,
  • Sex of children, Parental preferences for -- India.,
  • Sex ratio -- India.,
  • Infanticide -- India.,
  • Patriarchy -- India.,
  • Sex selective abortion -- India.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliography.

    StatementBarbara D. Miller.
    SeriesWorking papers / Michigan State University. Women in International Development -- #107, Working paper (Michigan State University. Office of Women in International Development) -- #107
    ContributionsMichigan State University. Office of Women in International Development.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination24 p.
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17501394M

    According to their analysis, India has the highest rate of excess female deaths, per 1, female births, which suggests that an estimated one in nine deaths of females below the age of 5 may be attributed to postnatal sex selection. The report notes that governments have also taken action to address the root causes of sex selection. Health and wellness are prime concerns of the Government of India. A healthy citizen contributes to make a healthy nation. Over the years, the government has introduced various health programmes and policies to better the standard of life of its citizens. This has resulted in the life expectancy of males and females at birth increasing to 62 and 64 years respectively.

    To study the efficacy of yoga on the outcome of complicated pregnancy, women attending antenatal clinic at Gunasheela Surgical and Maternity Hospital (GSMH) in Bangalore, India, were enrolled. Indian Air Force (Air force division of India army, under Government of India) Kavi Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek, Nagpur (Government of Maharashtra University) The Prenatal Yoga teacher training program is uniquely designed for yoga teachers who want to specialise in pre and post natal yoga.

      According to Italian law (L. 40/) the selection of embryos on the basis of sex is not permitted, but for the interruption of a pregnancy after embryo transfer – in case of in vitro fertilization – (before the 90th day according to Italian law L /) it is permitted for personal maternal reasons, and could include sex selection. The. Get acquainted with the anatomical structure of the body before and during pregnancy to help your students take necessary measures while doing yoga. An intensive discussion on Ayurveda takes place as a part of the course curriculum of pre and postnatal yoga teacher training in India.


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Prenatal and postnatal sex-selection in India by Barbara D. Miller Download PDF EPUB FB2

Prenatal and postnatal sex-selection in India: the patriarchal context, ethical questions and public policy Author: Barbara D Miller ; Michigan State University.

This chapter covers the Indian case study. Skewed sex ratios disfavoring girls date back to colonial times where they were largely driven by infanticide, differences in nutrition and health, and postnatal neglect. Yet, since the introduction of ultrasound in the s, prenatal sex selection has been on the rise.

Abstract. We study the impacts of prenatal sex selection on girls’ well‐being in India. We show that high sex ratios at birth reflect the practice of prenatal sex selection and apply a triple difference strategy to examine whether changes in health outcomes of girls relative to boys within states and over time are systematically associated with changes in sex‐ratios at by: Prenatal means include sex-selective abortion and destruction of female embryos conceived through IVF.

Postnatal sex selection includes female infanticide or neglect. Due to cultural biases against women, parents often give daughters lower priority than sons when allocating food, immunization, or providing access to health care.

themselves starting from the 10th week of pregnancy.3 In other words, the market has adapted rapidly to what is an increasing demand, yielding major profit to producers and providers of technology.

Trends in Countries The quality of data to measure prenatal sex selection is a problematic issue - for instance, in India File Size: KB. Prenatal or early postnatal administration of valproic acid in mice or rats is known to induce neurobehavioral deficits.

The affected animals (either offspring of the VPA-treated dams or the animals following early postnatal injection of VPA) will exhibit autistic-like behavioral changes and increased oxidative stress in their brains [ 30, 31 ]. Prenatal and Postnatal Care: A Woman–Centered Approach is a comprehensive resource for the care of the pregnant woman before and after birth.

Ideal as a graduate text for newly–qualified adult nurses, family and women s health practitioners, and midwives, the book can also be used as an in–depth reference for antenatal and postpartum care for those already in s:   In total, a Lancet study estimated that postnatal gender discrimination kills almostgirls under the age of five every year.” A report by Times of India claimed that many rich Indian couples, especially those from affluent sections of our societies are flying abroad nowadays to get gender determination tests.

Thailand, Dubai and. It is illegal to find out the sex of the baby in India, even for expats. Birth Centres, Prenatal Classes and Midwives. There is a slow-growing movement towards more natural, midwife-led maternity care (births in India have traditionally been medically driven, with a high level of caesareans and medical intervention).

Today, around million women are believed to be "missing" around the world – the result of son preference, including gender-biased sex selection, a form of discrimination. Since the s, some areas have seen up to 25 per cent more male births than female births.

The rise in sex selection is alarming as it reflects the persistent low status of women and girls. "Missing females" are women missing from the population at given dates due to the cumulative effect of postnatal and prenatal sex selection in the past, the agency said.

All India Press Trust of India. Sex selection is the attempt to control the sex of the offspring to achieve a desired sex. It can be accomplished in several ways, both pre- and post-implantation of an embryo, as well as at has been marketed under the title family balancing.

According to the United Nations Population Fund, the reasons behind sex selection are due to three factors and provide an understanding. Prenatal Sex Selection and Girls’ compares between families with high versus low likelihood of using prenatal sex selection in India and finds inconclusive evidence for a link between prenatal sex selection and a decline in female child’s mortality.

changes in postnatal investments in girls as manifested in breastfeeding duration. The 8 Best Pregnancy Books of Get informed on all the changes that are coming your way.

Brienne Walsh. Brienne Walsh is a freelance writer and photographer who has contributed to The New York Times, Art in America, Interview Magazine, The Huffington, and more. There are three stages of caring for an expecting mother: Prenatal, Intranatal, postnatal care.

This is essential to ensure smooth pregnancy and labour and to keep the mother healthy after giving birth. This care is a combined effort between the doctor and the expectant couple. Here are a few things. Missing females are women missing from the population at given dates due to the cumulative effect of postnatal and prenatal sex selection in the past, the agency said.

Girls ‘missing’ in India. The latest UNFPA report stated that about million girls went missing globally due to gender-based sex selection (GBSS) in both pre and postnatal sex selection.

Out of this, an estimation of 4,60, girls went missing at birth in India between Also read: T he Missing Children And Their Mothers In The Firdous Of India. Excess mortality was the dominant cause of missing females in the past, and this is expected to remain the case in future decades in spite of the recent rise of prenatal sex selection.

The annual number of newly missing females reached million in and is expected to remain above 3 million every year until Down syndrome. Down syndrome is the most common cause of intellectual disability and accounts for about per cent of cases 4,In India, the birth prevalence is reported to vary from one in to one in 26,Prenatal screening for Down syndrome started with maternal age as a screening tool and over the last two decades has evolved and achieved almost 99 per cent sensitivity.

Perinatal mental disorders are associated with increased risk of psychological and developmental disturbances in children. However, these disturbances are not inevitable. In this Series paper, we summarise evidence for associations between parental disorders and offspring outcomes from fetal development to adolescence in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries.

According to one analysis, gender-biased sex selection accounts for about two-thirds of the total missing girls, and post-birth female mortality accounts for about one-third,” the report said.Consumption of indigenous medicines used for sex selection, also known as Sex Selection Drugs (SSD) during the first trimester of pregnancy is prevalent in certain parts of the country [3, 6, 7].

A case—control study was undertaken in the state of Haryana, India recently to investigate the risk factors for congenital malformations.Though prenatal gender determination is illegal in India (Prohibition of Sex Selection Act ), it is a legal and a common practice to disclose the gender in western countries and hence gender.