Erode: Feb 22, 2011
There is an alarming decline in the child sex ratio in the district. Currently, Erode has a child sex ratio (0-6 years) of 932 girls per 1,000 boys, which is far below the national average and the internationally accepted levels. Social activists now fear that the scant attention paid by the health officials in the district in monitoring the ultrasound scan centres and their failure in the strict enforcement of Pre-conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex selection) Act may lead to severe consequences in the years to come. The foetal sex determination and female foeticide, according to highly-placed official sources, happens at all levels in society.
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