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Female foeticide- A curse on the modern society

Updated on November 19, 2011

Female foeticide

Female foeticide still remains a curse on the twenty first century. Though people are educated and well groomed but still they overlook the importance of female child. The census correctly shows the disparity and the wrong being committed to the females. People still consider girls as a burden. Moreover it is a shame on us that we still discuss a word like 'female foeticide". It is an extreme manifestation of crime against the half population. Pre-natal sex determination is done and hence the foetus is aborted if a girl child is found.

In some places the male, female ratio has declined to 888 females per 1000 males. The reason behind this mainly is that the social standing of women at some parts is low if compared to that of men. They have been ranked low since ages and parents still consider having a girl child a mere expense. They consider educating the girls as unrewarded expense as one day they have to be married and that spending can never be compensated. In some areas they are not even given the necessary education and proper food to eat. The time they are supposed to enjoy childhood they are forced to do the daily household chores.

Birth of a boy is considered as vital in hindu religion. When a male child is born various lavish prayers and offerings are given in the temples. Big celebrations are made.

Government has taken several actions in this regard but they have not been implemented strictly. Strict actions and laws must be implemented to eradicate this injustice caused towards women. Pre-natal sex determination practices must be considered as an act of violation of human rights and also as the violence against women. Most women undergo a trauma during the pregnancy phase as only a male child is expected from them. In some nations, demographers have said that in the coming future their will be an acute gap between the male – female ratio.


As such its our duty to educate and make those stuck into social dogmas aware of this social sin. The prevailing laws must be made more strict and women must be given their due position in the society

Suniti Bahl


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      Kale 17 months ago

      I stumbled upon this blog and found it really good. The info you shared is great and the writing style is precise. Kudos! for the great work. Hope to see more such blogs from your side, along with the measures on how to help our society to come out of this deep-rooted social evil.

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      SBHK 17 months ago from India

      thank you Emma

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      Emma 22 months ago

      Eye opener indeed

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      SBHK 2 years ago from India


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      M. Victor Kilgore 2 years ago

      Well said!

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      SBHK 2 years ago from India

      I know, spreading the message is really tough, but yes,,, our thoughts can work as eye openers for a few!

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      Mahi Pipaliya 2 years ago

      Wow! 5/5

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      Mahi Pipaliya 2 years ago

      very well written. Our thoughts are similar to each other, but we can,t spread them throughout the world.

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      Rodric Johnson 2 years ago from Peoria, Arizona

      I get caught up in my own nation's issues that I forget the injustice that occurs everywhere. What can we do to help combat this trend in human ignorance. The only solution I have is a religious one. You may not agree with it, but usually in Western faiths foeticide will not occur.I say usually, but in the US, millions of abortions have occurred since the legalization of them in this country.

      This is an international issue. What can we do?

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      SBHK 2 years ago from India

      I am thankful to you all for the appreciation

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      TAMANNA AND AKRITI 2 years ago


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      neha 3 years ago

      yes its really true . thanks to aware people about this topic by your beautifuly expressed article

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      mansi madaan 3 years ago

      Great article.....☺☺

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      shrutika 3 years ago

      its really truth

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      Niharika 3 years ago

      Superbb!! article...

      thnx for spreading awareness about this topic!!!!

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      SBHK 4 years ago from India

      thnx, my pleasure

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      Priyanka singh 5 years ago

      its good,it help me to publish article on my college magizine

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      SBHK 6 years ago from India

      yes true

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      I surely agree with you that killing a baby because it is female is horrific. I will extend your argument further by saying to kill any baby is a grave sin. Abortion is killing the innocent. Shame on anyone who supports so-called "abortion rights."

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      SBHK 7 years ago from India

      puddingicecream you are right govt can help but a change in the mental setup has to be brought in.

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      SBHK 7 years ago from India

      jami l. pereira thanks for takig time and to read the hub. Yes this male dominance has to be eradicated so that women too can enjoy equal position. Here i want to make people aware that a girl too has equal right to live. I want you and other readers to spend this message

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      puddingicecream 7 years ago from United States

      Unfortunately, this is an obvious problem worldwide, across many different cultures that will take more than government intervention to solve.

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      jami l. pereira 7 years ago

      It is amazing how some men think that they are superior to others ! it is sickening . Thanks for sharing the awareness of this crime . And the choice of the beautiful baby in the photo fits your write so well . Thanks for sharing


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