International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Comparative Studies | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023


A Comparative Study to Assess the Knowledge and Attitude regarding Female Foeticide among Married Couples of Age Group 18 - 35 years in Selected Rural and Urban Areas of Palampur District Kangra H. P.

Ranjna [5] | Shikha Mehra [3]


Abstract: It is a disgrace for the Indian society, which considers the birth of a girl child as a bad investment in future. . The devil of Female Foeticide first crept into the Indian society through the corridors of the northern states which engaged in gross misuse of amniocentesis. Amniocentesis first started in India in 1974 as a part of a sample survey conducted at the All - India Institute of Medial Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, to detect foetal abnormalities. These tests were later stopped by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), but their value had leaked out by then and 1979 saw the first sex determination clinic opening in Amritsar, Punjab. A quantitative research approach and non experimental research design was adopted to conduct study. The non - probability purposive sampling technique was used to select 100 married couples of District Kangra, (H. P.) A self - structured knowledge questionnaire was used to assess the level of knowledge of married couples regarding the female foeticide and likert scale was used to assess attitude of married couples. The result of this study general showed the rural married couple they head mean percentage knowledge score was 67.87% and 80.40% mean knowledge score of urban married couple. The level of attitude score in rural area 56% moderate satisfactory and urban area 70% moderate satisfactory.


Keywords: non experimental design, female foeticide, Knowledge, Attitude


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 6, June 2023,


Pages: 454 - 462


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