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-discriminationFull review
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.Full review
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.
As members of a profession which has a privileged status and has bestowed on us a position of honour, it is our ethical responsibility to ensure that no one from our profession indulges in unethical and unlawful practices. The Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act 1994– and its subsequent amendment in 2003 as the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (PC & PNDT Act) were not brought into force because common people were resorting to sex selection, but because the medical fraternity made it possible and easy for them to do so.
With a view to accelerate the reduction in maternal mortality, Government of India initiated a scheme called Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) in 2005 under its National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The scheme aims at reducing maternal and new born mortality rate by promoting institutional delivery for which financial incentives are provided to mothers who deliver in a health facility. On the request of the Government of India, UNFPA commissioned this concurent evaluation study of JSY in five high focus states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
The pre-conception and pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of sex Selection) Act, 1994 is both prohibitory and regulatory in natureFull review
An Information Booklet for Policy Planners, Programme Managers & Service Providers in Health Systems
A Policy brief on Financial Incentive for Girls focussed on the Dhanalakshmi Scheme. This is an innovative pilot CCT scheme launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, GOI. This policy brief evaluates on What works.Full review