New Delhi: June 21, 2011
In the first such prospective investigation of sex ratio, doctors at Delhi's St. Stephen Hospital known for its maternal and child care services- have noted that evidence from the data of birth from the second children in their hospital indicates that the sex ratio is being manipulated by human interventions. “More mothers with previous girls tend to use traditional medicines for sex selection in their subsequent pregnancies. They seem to rely on this method and so are less likely to use more definitive methods like sex selective abortions,” said Dr. Jacob M. Puliyel of the Department of Neonatology and Paediatrics at St. Stephen Hospital.
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