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Old 04-03-2006, 12:25 PM   #1
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India sex selection doctor jailed

Indian cultural tradition favours boys over girls
A doctor in India and his assistant have been sentenced to two years in jail for revealing the sex of a female foetus and then agreeing to abort it.
This is the first time medical professionals have been jailed in such a case.

Under Indian laws, ultrasound tests on a pregnant woman to determine the gender of the foetus are illegal.

It has been estimated that 10m female foetuses may have been terminated in India in the past 20 years.

Dr Anil Sabhani and Kartar Singh were caught in a sting operation in the northern state of Haryana.

Government officials sent in three pregnant women as decoy patients to find out if the clinic would carry out abortions based on sex selection.

Audio and video evidence showed the doctor telling one woman that tests had revealed that she was carrying a "female foetus and it would be taken care of".

The judgement is historical

A cultural preference for sons over daughters has skewed India's sex ratio.

But convictions are rare due to lax and corrupt officials and the slow judicial system.

The government brought in laws 12 years ago to stop the practice of aborting female foetuses.

'Social evil'

The president of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), a grouping of doctors, Dr Vinay Agarwal said the convictions were "historical".

"The medical profession is doing all it can though we have to address this as a social evil. People should be proud to have a girl child," he said.

The northern states of Punjab and Haryana have some of the worst gender ratios in India.

There are about 861 women for every 1,000 men in Haryana, according to the census. The national average is 927 women to 1,000 men.


India banned gender selection and selective abortion in 1994
The national average has gone down from 972 in 1901 to just 933 in 2001, according to reports.

Earlier this year researchers in India and Canada said in the Lancet journal that prenatal selection and selective abortion was causing the loss of 500,000 girl births a year.

If this is true, 10m female births may have been lost in India over the past two decades.

Indian doctors, however, disputed the report saying pre-birth gender checks had waned since a Supreme Court crackdown in 2001.

Tradition

Leading campaigners say many of India's fertility clinics continue to offer a seemingly legitimate facade for a multi-billion pound racket and that gender determination is still big business in India.

Experts in India say female foeticide is mostly linked to socio-economic factors.

It is an idea that many say carries over from the time India was a predominantly agrarian society where boys were considered an extra pair of hands on the farm.

The girl child has traditionally been considered inferior and a liability - a bride's dowry can cripple a poor family financially.




jailed!!! :nod:

mischien dat die dokters dan nu eindelijk eens de wet gaan volgen!!
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:50 PM   #2
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Ultrasound misused

The government banned clinics from conducting sex-determination tests on unborn babies nearly 10 years ago.

But recent studies have shown the ban is widely flouted.

The widening reach of ultrasound technology has led to more and more parents paying clinics to find out the sex of their foetus - and to abort it if necessary.

The Supreme Court's latest ruling orders federal and state governments to enforce the ban, and punish those who breach it.

In an earlier ruling, the court ordered the state governments to closely monitor the use of ultrasound machines by clinics.

The authorities were directed to seize any such machines that were suspected of having been used to find out the sex of a foetus.

Observers say the Supreme Court's ruling shows it wants to clamp down on the abortion of female foetuses - but what India really needs is a co-ordinated campaign to change the way baby girls are regarded.
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Observers say the Supreme Court's ruling shows it wants to clamp down on the abortion of female foetuses - but what India really needs is a co-ordinated campaign to change the way baby girls are regarded.
zou een campagne helpen dat mensen in India anders tegen meisjes aankijken??
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:54 PM   #4
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The methods adopted to kill unwanted children in India are often cold-blooded and cruel.

The ritual is performed by a family member or a professional killer, by swaddling a new-born in a wet cloth or simply giving her a spoonful of paddy grain with milk.

It simply cuts her tender throat, suffocating her to death.

At times, the mother is forced to hire a sweeper for a small sum of 25 rupees (50 cents) to dispose of the child by simply poisoning the baby with the latex of the calitropis plant, or holding her so close to a table that she cannot breath.

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Old 04-03-2006, 06:20 PM   #5
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zou een campagne helpen dat mensen in India anders tegen meisjes aankijken??
Vast wel. Ze hoeven alleen maar Amitabh Bachchan goed in te zetten in dat spotje en je zult zien dat de mensen het volgen. Hij is al ambassadeur van Unicef. Goeie marketings-instrument!
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Old 04-03-2006, 07:18 PM   #6
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Observers say the Supreme Court's ruling shows it wants to clamp down on the abortion of female foetuses - but what India really needs is a co-ordinated campaign to change the way baby girls are regarded.
zou een campagne helpen dat mensen in India anders tegen meisjes aankijken??
Stom misschien, maar misschien zou Bollywood (nee, geen art-house genre) dit issue meer moeten gaan promoten. Misschien dat Karan Johar wel een kaskraker van kan maken?
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[quote]Stom misschien, maar misschien zou Bollywood (nee, geen art-house genre) dit issue meer moeten gaan promoten. Misschien dat Karan Johar wel een kaskraker van kan maken?Op zich is dat ook geen slecht idee. Bollywood heeft soms te kampen met opstandelingen. dergelijke controversiele films zullen het zwaar krijgen in India. Dit is meer een thema voor Deepa Mehta...
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Old 04-06-2006, 09:04 AM   #8
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Op zich is dat ook geen slecht idee. Bollywood heeft soms te kampen met opstandelingen. dergelijke controversiele films zullen het zwaar krijgen in India. Dit is meer een thema voor Deepa Mehta...
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probleem is dat zulke films in het buitenland veel prijzen winnen
maar in eigen land gaan mensen er niet naar toe
zoals Matrubhoomi
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