International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Law | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023


The Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques as a Roadblock to Gender Equality: A Critical Study

Naveen Saju


Abstract: The right to life is considered to be one of the very basic fundamental rights of a person living in this nation. At certain times, the said right is being curtailed or abridged by the government or any private entity as per the situation demands for the same. As per the exact provisions of law, such rights should not be curtailed since they are considered to be inalienable rights where the one who enjoys those set of rights even cannot waive them by their own free will and wish. If we are thinking in a much more philosophical way by giving very wider and liberal interpretation to the concept of right to life, the said right is not only available to the persons who are living in the nation but it can be extended to anyone including the unborn children who is there in the womb of the mother. The ultra-modern sophisticated technologies help to determine the medical as well as the health conditions of these unborn children with the aid of the pre-natal diagnostic techniques and allied modern mechanisms. The major objective of such techniques is to identify whether the unborn child is having any sort of physical abnormalities or difficulties and it also helps to rectify the same to an extent through various advanced medical approaches. Another problem lies with these pre-natal diagnostic techniques is that it is being misused by many people in order to identify the gender of the child and to kill the female fetus which is actually very brutish in nature. In India, this is at an alarming stage and the government is actually duty bound to implement certain rules and regulations in order to delimit and prevent the misuse of medical techniques.


Keywords: Prenatal diagnosis, Abortion, Gender discrimination, Prenatal techniques, Gender Equality, Disability of unborn children


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 2385 - 2389


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