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Child Sex Ratio


Child Sex Ratio (0-6 year) 

Sex Ratio is a sensitive indicator that displays the status of women. Concerted efforts are needed to create equal regard and affection for the girl child. The sex ratio among children (0 to 6 years) is showing a continuous decline in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Gujarat. Many families willfully decide to remove the female foetus in a quest for sons. Unfortunately this happens in the more educated and affluent localities. The motivation is primarily to protect property, family business and to avoid giving dowry. If there has to be a change in mindset, leaders in society have to show the way. Otherwise the population will become skewed leading to a host of societal problems like increased crime against women.

 


Child Sex Ratio Posters

Courtesy: Population First, Shetty House, 3rd Floor, 101 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mumbai - 400023

 

 

 

 Source: Population First

Source: Population First

Source: Population First

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Source: Population First

Source: Population First

Source: Population First

 

 

 

Source: Population First

Source: Population First

  

 

NFHS-3 finding on Sex Selection in India           (Click on any slide for a bigger look)

 

 

 

  

 

 
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