International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Biological Sciences | India | Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017

The Role of Technology in Female Foeticide

Kanwaljeet Kaur Sahota [2]

Abstract: The unfortunate male dominating society of India equate sons with financial security and daughters are equated to mountain of debt. For escalating their economic struggle many families have no option except to kill the female infant. Female infanticide and foeticide has become the most common way of solving the financial drain of giving birth to daughters. Mothers feel that by doing so they are sparing their daughters from a life of hardship and pray that their next pregnancy will yield a son. In the past many years documented methods of killing an infant included abandonment, poisonous saps, burning, shaking to snap the babys neck and wrapping the baby in cold blankets to encourage disease. By the entry of ultrasound technology in India the long history of killing baby girls paved the way for Indian families to heartily embrace modern medicines contribution to convenient sex determination. In a country like India without any Govt sponsored social security for most of the parents finding out their babys gender is more than just a heartwarming moment which is made much easier by Technology.

Keywords: Foeticide, Infanticide, Amniocentesis, Sonography, Preimplantation genetic diagnosis

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 5, May 2017,

Pages: 2064 - 2066

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