ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Improving the Child Sex Ratio: Role of Policy and Advocacy

We may have to wait for the 2011 Census to see the final result of measures taken to improve the child sex ratio in India. Until then, we should adopt more stringent steps to make the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act of 2003 more effective. Against the backdrop of the text and implementation of the previous Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act of 1994, this article analyses the challenges ahead and the role of advocacy measures to prevent an increasing deficit of women in the population.

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