Saving the unborn girl child: Are we doing enough?


  • Pankaj Desai Former Dean (Students), Associate Professor & Unit Chief, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical College, Baroda, Gujarat, India


Girl child, Key opinion leaders, PNDT


In early part of this year film actor Amir Khan televised a hard-hitting and soul stirring series on Indian TV Channels titled “Satyameva Jayate”. It successfully showed a mirror to the society which many times didn’t like what it was seeing. As a result attempts were made to shatter the mirror rather than washing the dirty face. But the great thing about mirrors is that they always tell the truth even when shattered to pieces. One such episode covered the ills of prenatal sex determination and sex-selective abortions. It highlighted all relevant issues so well. One fact that clearly emerged was that prenatal sex determination is rampant inspite of the law and efforts to curb this evil are proving unproductive.