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Sex-selective abortion in India : gender, society and new reproductive technologies

Herausgegeben von: Patel, Tulsi
New Delhi [u. a.]: Sage Publ. , 2007 , 432 S.

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Einrichtung: Frauensolidarität | Wien
Herausgegeben von: Patel, Tulsi
Ausgabe: 1. publ.
Jahr: 2007
Maße: 22 cm
ISBN: 0761935398
Sprache: Englisch
Is modern India going gender-awry, especially as society seems to turn against the female baby and fetus? This volume raises the emotive issue of millions of girls in India who fail to appear on the social scene, not figuratively, but in real demographic terms. The contributors to this volume, all distinguished demographers and/or social scientists, describe the political economy of sentiments and sexual mores that lead parents to kill unborn daughters. In doing so, they ably unravel the values, principles, and practices behind the depleting child sex ratio in India. The volume examines the ways in which reproductive technologies such as the ultrasound are misused at the family, community, and state levels. In this alarming scenario, it highlights both the participation and defiance of the various authorities dealing with reproduction, health services, and the problem of female feticide. Their engagement with the state is analyzed in the light of colonial policies, the law of adoption, health policies, family planning programs, and the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act of 1994 and its amendment in 2002. Contributors: Tulsi Patel, Leela Visaria, Ashish Bose, Rainuka Dagar, Alpana D. Sagar, Reema Bhatia, Rashmi Kapoor, L.S. Vishwanath, Vibhuti Patel, Bijayalaxmi Nanda.
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