PERCEPTION REGARDING FEMALE FETICIDE AMONG FEMALES ATTENDING OUT PATIENT DEPARTMENTS OF SELECTED HOSPITAL OF LUDHIANA CITY
Background: Although the Indian girl child's position is precarious throughout the country, she remains the most vulnerable in Punjab.
Objectives: To assess the perception of females regarding female feticide.
Study Design: Cross- sectional study.
Materials and Methods: The study involved collection of information regarding perception of females about female feticide using multiple-choice questionnaire. Two hundred and fifty female patients attending medical and surgical OPD's of selected hospital were recruited in the study by using simple random sampling.
Results: Majority of the females perceived that male child is more preferred in society. Moreover, majority of subjects have the view that female feticide has harmful impact on the society and should be stopped. The suggestion given by subjects to curb this evil practice included enforcement of strict laws, punishment to people and doctor involved and creating awareness regarding the issue.
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