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Dr Shalini

  1. 1.   Awareness and Perception regarding Gender Discrimination and Sex Determination among Married Women in Rural Areas of District Bareilly<br />ShaliniSrivastav<br /> Shalini Srivastav, V.P Shrotriya<br /> SRMS –IMS <br />Bareilly<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Declining sex ratio is an issue of grave concern in India. A preference for boys<br /> cuts across caste and class lines and results in discrimination against girls even before they are born. <br /> <br /> With the technological advancement in medical diagnosis the sufferings of female gender is extended from womb to tomb and the discrimination begins even before her birth. <br />
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  6. 6. Objective <br /><ul><li>To study the awareness and perceptions of rural women regarding sex determination and gender discrimination. </li></li></ul><li>Material and Methods<br /><ul><li>Study Design: Cross-Sectional Study
  7. 7. Study Duration: Oct. 2009 – Feb. 2010
  8. 8. Setting:The present study was conducted in rural catchment area of SRMS-IMS Bareilly.</li></li></ul><li>Material and Methods<br /><ul><li>Participants: : Multistage random sampling was used and 317 rural married women in reproductive age group were interviewed.</li></ul>Methodology : <br />A) Sources of basic data: Door to door visits<br />B) Types of Data and Method: Participant’s Interview<br />
  9. 9. OBSERVATIONS<br />
  10. 10. Awareness regarding Issues of Sex -Determination<br />
  11. 11. Perception of Females regarding Issues of Sex - Determination<br />
  12. 12. Association between Education and Awareness regarding PNDT-Act<br />
  13. 13. Association between Literacy status and Preference for male child<br />
  14. 14. CONCLUSIONS<br /><ul><li>The Study emphasizes that India has yet a long way to go in her fight against preference of son.
  15. 15. The situation calls for two pronged strategy one to increase the status of women in society by making them literate and increasing their awareness regarding legal rules and regulations and other way is to ensure effective implementation of the PNDT Act. </li></li></ul><li>

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