Neeta Kumar (name changed) from Sagarpur Colony in west Delhi went through the first two of her pregnancies with trepidation. “My in-laws punished me for giving birth to two daughters. I was confined to the house for eight long years and was often beaten up,” she says. So when she conceived a third time, she put aside her scruples and went in for sex determination. Finding a doctor was easier than she had imagined. And to her relief, the test confirmed her third-born would be a boy.