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A Cry Still Unheard: A Menace Of Female Foeticide Societal Attitude Towards Female Foeticide


  • Mona Arora

    () (G.G.D.S.D. College, Sector-32, Chandigarh, India.)


India has an age old fascination with the boy child and considers the birth of a girl as a bad investment in future. A girl is considered to be consumer rather than a producer, and this narrow viewpoint of the Indian patriarchal society has lead to horrid practices like female infanticide and female foeticide. There is societal pressure for women to have male children and failures tend to feel guilty after giving birth to a girl. Such women are at risk of being beaten and rejected by their husbands. This can even lead to rejection by in-laws and by the society as a whole. Keeping in view the above discourse the present paper aims to study the attitude of society towards female foeticide.

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  • Mona Arora, 2013. "A Cry Still Unheard: A Menace Of Female Foeticide Societal Attitude Towards Female Foeticide," Journal of Social Sciences (COES&RJ-JSS), , vol. 2(1), pages 1-4, January 2.
  • Handle: RePEc:jso:coejss:v:2:y:2013:i:1:p:1-4

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    female foeticide; social attitude; social pressures; Indian society;

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    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior


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