Atkins P. Les populations du monde indien - Populations of the Indian Countries. A Geography of the Sex Ratio in India.
Sons are preferred because they have a higher wage-earning capacity especially in agrarian economiesthey continue the family line and they usually take responsibility for care of parents in illness and old age. For centuries, son preference has led to postnatal discrimination against girls; this has resulted in practices ranging from infanticide to neglect of health care and nutrition, often ending in premature mortality. In countries where there is a combination of son preference, a small-family culture and easy access to sex-selective technologies, very serious and unprecedented sex-ratio imbalances have emerged.
The data paints a worrying picture. The figure stood at fordown from in and in Of the top 22 states for which data is available, 14 had a sex ratio better than the all-India average, while eight, including Delhi, had an inferior number.
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As girls grow into teensit's important that they get the right health care. Doctors recommend yearly checkups that focus on the female reproductive systemstarting between the ages of 13 and Often called well-woman visitsthey can catch small issues before they become big ones.
They show a decline in the population growth rate, an improvement in the ratio of men to women, and a remarkable increase in literacy, particularly for girls and women. Yet one important indicator — the sex ratio among children under the age of 7 — shows signs of regression. That total is a bit higher than the projected 1,,
The woman was operated at the Thiruvananthapuram medical college hospital after she pleaded her parents. Thiruvananthapuram : In a first of its kind at the Thiruvananthapuram medical college hospital, a year-old woman, has successfully undergone a sex change operation. The patient has fully recovered after the surgery, the hospital said in a press release.
Thenhippalam police in the district have arrested the year old woman who is accused of the case related to the rape of a nine-year-old boy. The crime branch team conducting the probe recorded his arrest in Kollam. He was slapped with sections rape and molestation of IPC and was remanded in judicial custody.
Never miss a great news story! Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now. Sex ratio at birth in Haryana rises to girls per boys.