Why do some of the most prosperous regions of India have an adverse sex ratio for women? Give your arguments.

A multitude of social, economic and cultural aspects form the reason for the adverse sex ratio in India. The reasons for the prevalence of this travesty in India aren’t solely economic, which is proven by the fact that many prosperous regions in the country also have an adverse sex ratio.

The hard-set mentality that sons are preferable to daughters is caused by cultural norms in our country that discriminate against the girl child and penalize her and her parents merely because of her gender. Also, persons in prosperous regions have access to resources that people in less developed regions. Even though it is illegal under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, medical techniques such as amniocentesis and ultrasounds are utilized to medical professionals and others to determine the sex of the baby. Determination of the sex before birth enables people to abort the girl child in instances where they don’t want a girl child. The economic resources and technology easily available to persons in prosperous regions is wrongly utilized by them. The lack of awareness and prevalence of old misconceptions are the main reasons contributing to the adverse sex ratio even in the prosperous regions of India.

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  • Akshaya Kumar Jena
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    The main reason for adverse sex ratio for women in India is our preference for sons on account of our patrilineal-cum-patriarchal family set-up coupled with patrilocal sojourn after the marriage.As for the most prosperous regions of India, the access and affordability to modern methods of safe and non- messy ways of sex selection and abortion facilitates the translation of our traditional son-preference into easy reality giving rise to under-feminisation of sex ratio.

  • Akshaya Kumar Jena
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    The main reason for adverse sex ratio for women in India is our preference for sons on account of our patrilineal-cum-patriarchal family set-up coupled with patrilocal sojourn after the marriage.As for the most prosperous regions of India, the access and affordability to modern methods of safe and non- messy ways of sex selection and abortion facilitates the translation of our traditional son-preference into easy reality giving rise to under-feminisation of sex ratio.

  • KUMARI neha
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    some of the major cause are:

    • Patriachy Male preference trend: state like haryana, madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are in top position when it comes to child sex ratio.our patriarchal mindset have given preference to male members considering important part of family welfare as they are only bread earner and will continue to family lineage. Preferring son was strong among the affluent income group

    • Female infanticide: this is the main reason for adverse sex ratio. It is abortion of female foetus outside of legal method. It is also in form of deliberate killing of newborn female child.

    • Considering female as a weaker sex: In most of the adverse sex ratio states women are considered as weak. A daughter is consideredas double loss as she leave her family after marriage and become asset of another family.

    • Sex determination practice: Though the practice of sex selection is illegal in India, still it is carried out in most part of urban area by pre natal test. Most of the time it is practiced after the birth of one girl child.

    • improper implementation of medical termination of pregnancy act (MTP act) : India has passed first law related act in 1972 and was last time amended in 2002. The act make abortion legal for women who suffered risk during pregnancy and for rape victim but misuse of this act take place.

    • Misuse of technology: Most of the low sex ratio state are very well developed in field of technology. Hospitals in urban cities are well equipped with latest technology and instrument such as ultrasound scanning etc.This technology help in determining sex ratio during pre natal care,people tend to misuse the technology most of the time. Delhi reported highest number of violation.