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Awareness and Attitudes Regarding Prenatal Sex Determination, Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDTA) among Pregnant Women in Southern India

*, Nithin Kumar and *, Darshan Bhagawan and *, Unnikrishnan B and Kanchan, Tanuj and *, Rekha T and Mithra, Prasanna P and Kulkarni, Vaman and Holla, Ramesh (2014) Awareness and Attitudes Regarding Prenatal Sex Determination, Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDTA) among Pregnant Women in Southern India. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 8 (10). JC09-JC11. ISSN 0973-709X

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Abstract

Objectives: The present study was conducted to assess the awareness and attitude regarding prenatal sex determination and Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic techniques Act among pregnant women. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was carried at tertiary care teaching hospitals of Kasturba Medical College in Mangalore, India among 132 pregnant women. Data was collected using a pre-tested semi-structured questionnaire and was analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences(SPSS) version 11.5 and results were expressed in percentages. R esults: The study included 132 participants and the mean age of study subjects was around 27 y. Majority of the study subjects (91.7%) knew that prenatal sex determination was possible. Three fourth (74.4%) of the participants prenatal sex determination was a punishable offence. One of the participants was ready to terminate pregnancy if sex of the fetus was revealed to be female before second trimester. Majority of participants (67.4%) were willing to educate people about PCPNDT act and motivate them against sex determination and sex selective abortions. C onclusion: Our study showed that higher proportion of participants knew about the prenatal sex determination and it was a punishable offence, still majority of them preferred to know the sex of unborn child which shows the need to implement the act effectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ante-natal, Mangalore, PCPNDT act, Sex-ratio, Sex-determination
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Community Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 05:29
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2014 05:29
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141127

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