To Assess Awareness and Perspectives of Female Foeticide among School Children
Keywords:Abortion, foeticide, Awareness, perspectives, sex selection
Background: One of the most heinous ways of discrimination against women in a society is through female
foeticide. The present study was conducted to assess knowledge and awareness regarding female foeticide
among school children.
Materials and Method: The present study was conducted on 580 school children of both genders. A self
questionnaire was administered and all participants were asked to reply to assess knowledge and perceptions
regarding female foeticide.
Results: Out of 580 subjects, male were 320 and female were 260. 68% had correct knowledge regarding sex
ratio, 65% had correct knowledge regarding district sex position, 67% had correct knowledge regarding state
sex position and 74% had correct knowledge regarding foeticide definition. The difference was significant
(P< 0.05). 76% replied correct that pre natal gender detection is crime, 72% replied that female foeticide
should stop, 65% replied that female foeticide practice will harm society and 86% replied that pre natal
gender detection is severely punishable act. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Authors found students had sufficient knowledge and awareness about female foeticide.