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Declining Child Sex Ratio in India

Son preference and discrimination against the girl child is almost universal in India and manifest it in many ways. Sex ratio is an important social indicator to measure the extent of prevailing equity between males and females in society. It is also a sensitive indicator of development. According to 2011 census, India recorded a sex ratio of 940 females per 1000 males. The sex ratio for the 0-6 year age group known as Child Sex Ratio (CSR) is powerful indicator of social health of any society. The CSR has been on the decline since 1991 and currently is the worst since independence. From 945 girls for every 1000 boys in 1991, it went down to 927 in 2001 and to 918 in 2011. The declining trend in the child sex ratio is particularly worrisome, as is points to increased incidence of sex selection and elimination of girls, which is a result of the widespread illegal use of prenatal sex determination tests. Saving the girl child is need of the hour.


Citation: Pandve HT (2015) Declining Child Sex Ratio in India: Popular Media like Films Need to Contribute. J Community Med Health Educ 5:e124.

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