To Assess Awareness and Perspectives of Female Foeticide among School Children

  • Arun Kumar Srivastava1, Rajesh Kumar Baranwal2, Poonam Bala3
Keywords: Abortion, foeticide, Awareness, perspectives, sex selection

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Arun Kumar Srivastava1, Rajesh Kumar Baranwal2, Poonam Bala3

1Associate Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, BRD Medical College,
Gorakhpur, 2Professor, Forensic Medicine, BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, 3Lady Medical Officer,
District Women Hospital, Deoria

Published
2020-05-22
How to Cite
Arun Kumar Srivastava1, Rajesh Kumar Baranwal2, Poonam Bala3. (2020). To Assess Awareness and Perspectives of Female Foeticide among School Children. Medico Legal Update, 20(2), 230-233. Retrieved from http://ijop.net/index.php/mlu/article/view/1107