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This is a comprehensive guidelines for effective implementation of the PC and PNDT Act. These guidelines have been put together by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with the United Nations Population Fund detailing the Act and the Rules in the form of these Standard Operating Guidelines (SOGs).
 

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Before reaching out to adolescent girls, the project implementing partners set out to earn the trust of local gatekeepers. The task on hand was enormous. Parents were being expected to liberate their daughters from the four walls of their homes. Village seniors were being asked to allow young girls to roam freely. Adolescent girls were being motivated to question age-old norms. However, when efforts for social betterment are honest and persistent, positive change is bound to follow

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Family planning is at the heart our mission. UNFPA is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person’s potential is fulfilled.

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Sex selection is the practice of determining the sex of the unborn foetus and eliminating it if found to be female. How is sex selection done? In recent years, the use of ultrasound technology has become the most common mode of sex determination followed by elimination of the female. Easy access to ultrasound since the early 1980s has contributed to increased sex selection and the rapid decline in the child sex ratio. 

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Checklist to monitor ultrasound clinics
 

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UNFPA India Country Plan 6 2003-2007

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This leafl et is a result of interactions between many doctors and senior IMA members who have openly shared their ideas and views regarding pre-natal sex selection. It is an attempt to respond to the dilemmas faced by doctors in their day-to-day practice in dealing with this issue, dilemmas which are not only real but also complex. There is a common concern about how to communicate when faced with questions from clients and peers. The responses given below are not ‘right answers’ but an eff ort to aid the process of resolving dilemmas and confl icts; of enhancing communication with clients and the medical fraternity. The responses rely on the provisions of the law and the concepts of equality and non-discrimination

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While addressing the specific issues of increased male participation in RH UNFPA will increase awareness among population on GBV and its elimination. This includes research through qualitative studies on male behaviour which will provide the evidence base for design of BCC and advocacy interventions, BCC that specifically addresses issues of male participation in RCH and GBV, creating a platform for women to voice issues relating to RH and GBV and address the issue of declining female sex-ratio; action research and pilot projects as demonstration sites for showcasing effect of male participation in RH and VAW for up scaling GBV issues and community action could be some of the possible interventions. 

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The report provides population projections of districts in eight states of India namely, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, disaggregated by age and sex, for the years 2006, 2011 and 2016.
 

 

 

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This pamphlet is for promoting the rights of women to the enjoyment of highest attainable standards of health, mental and social well-being.

 

 

 

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