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Gender discrimination: Gurugram’s relentless pursuit of a male child

The sex ratio continued to fall over the decades — to 945 girls in 1991, to 927 girls in 2001, and then to 918 in the 2011 Census.
A team of officials from the Gurugram health department and Red Cross raided a sex determination clinic in Delhi in November 2017, and seized the machinery.
A team of officials from the Gurugram health department and Red Cross raided a sex determination clinic in Delhi in November 2017, and seized the machinery.
Updated on May 27, 2019 09:14 AM IST
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Gurugram | BySonali Verma

Plea to decriminalise PNDT Act rules rejected

A bench of justices Arun Mishra and Vineet Saran held that “dilution of the provisions of the Act or the rules would only defeat the purpose of the Act to prevent female foeticide, and relegate the right to life of a girl child under Article 21 of the Constitution, to a mere formality.
The petition challenging the provisions of the act was filed by the federation of obstetricians and gynaecologists.
The petition challenging the provisions of the act was filed by the federation of obstetricians and gynaecologists.
Updated on May 04, 2019 01:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

To promote girl child, Delhi govt plans award

The award will be given by Delhi’s Pre Conception, Pre-Natal Diagnostics Techniques (PC-PNDT) cell to motivate families and boost the sex ratio in Delhi, which stood at 902 females born against every 1,000 males in 2016.
In India, there are just 919 females children between the ages of 0 and 6 for every 1,000 males of the same age, according to Census 2011 data.(Picture for representation)
In India, there are just 919 females children between the ages of 0 and 6 for every 1,000 males of the same age, according to Census 2011 data.(Picture for representation)
Published on Mar 13, 2019 01:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt

Maharashtra issues guidelines for scrapping sonography machines

Maharashtra government has come up with guidelines for scrapping of sonography machines, which are being misused for unethical and criminal practice of sex selection
A woman getting her sonography done at Beed city, Beed district, India.(HT File Photo)
A woman getting her sonography done at Beed city, Beed district, India.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 05:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Uttarakhand’s declining sex ratio exposes gaps in govt drive

Uttarakhand’s declining female sex ratio shows that the state government’s measures to stem female infanticide have not been effective
A signboard displayed at a community health centre warns against sex determination at Raipur in Dehradun.(HT File)
A signboard displayed at a community health centre warns against sex determination at Raipur in Dehradun.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 05, 2018 11:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByNitika Kakkar

Gurugram has no cell to curb prenatal sex selection tests

Gurugram’s deputy chief medical officer says number of raids, cases registered under PCPNDT Act would be higher if the district had Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) cells.
Though only two cases of violation of PCPNDT Act were registered in Gurugram till March, 2018, the numbers would have been higher if there was a PNDT cell in the district, says a government official. (Photo only for representational purpose)(HT File Photo)
Though only two cases of violation of PCPNDT Act were registered in Gurugram till March, 2018, the numbers would have been higher if there was a PNDT cell in the district, says a government official. (Photo only for representational purpose)(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2018 02:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | BySonali Verma, Gurugram

Gene responsible for male sex development has been identified

The Sox9 gene is crucial for male differentiation and the proper formation of testes; if Sox9 is mutated or incorrectly expressed, an individual who is chromosomally male (XY) can develop ovaries instead of testes.
This gene is responsible for male sex development.(Shutterstock)
This gene is responsible for male sex development.(Shutterstock)
Published on Jun 15, 2018 02:20 PM IST
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Asian News International, Washington DC | ByHT Correspondent

How lower temperature turns a baby turtle into a male

Researchers discovered a molecular link that connects temperature with sexual development.
Temperature determines whether the turtle which is born is male or female.(Shutterstock)
Temperature determines whether the turtle which is born is male or female.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 08, 2018 03:03 PM IST
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Indo Asian News Service | ByIndo Asian News Service, New York
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