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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. 
 

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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.

 

 

 

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The pre-conception and pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of sex Selection) Act, 1994 is both prohibitory and regulatory in nature

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The ASHA flipbook is designed in Hindi to help field workers disseminate information about family planning and contraception in a simple and interactive manner. The information in the flipbook has been divided into sections for: 1. Newly-married couples (Focus on delaying first birth); 2. Parents with one child (Focus on birth spacing) and; 3. Parents with a complete family (Focus on limiting child bearing). 

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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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An Information Booklet for Policy Planners, Programme Managers & Service Providers in Health Systems

 

 

 

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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.  

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