Doctors for Daughters- An information kit for the medical community to address pre-natal sex selection

No. of pages: 65

Publication date: 2016

Author: UNFPA

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.