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A STUDY TO ASSESS THE ATTITUDE REGARDING FEMALE FETICIDE AMONG WOMEN IN SELECTED RURAL AREAS IN MEERUT CITY.

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  Mr. SARAL KUMAR,  MISS SHALINI ,  MISS RASHMI

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attitude, female feticide, women

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ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: The girl children become target of attack even before they are born .Numerous scholars have observed that the latest advances in modern medical sciences. The taste like amniocentesis and ultrasonography which were originally designed for detection of congenital abnormality of the fetus, are being misused for the knowledge sex of fetus with the intention of aborting it if it happens to be that of a female. The worst situation is when these abortions are carried out well beyond the safe period of 12 weeks endangering the women life (.Killing girl child in the womb of mother is known as female feticide and is very common in Asian countries like India. Everyday there is news in the newspaper or on the TV that a new born girl is found in dustbin or garbage. METHODOLOGY: A total of 200 women of age between 18-40yrs were selected using purposive sampling technique. The research design used for the study was descriptive survey method. The data was selected by using likert type attitude scale. The data analysis was done using the descriptive and inferential analysis. Results : 7.5% of them were in the age group of 18-22 years, 28.5% were in the age group of 23-27 years, 21% of them were in the age group 28-32 years and 43% of them were in the age group 32-40 years. 75% of them are Hindu, 25% of them are Muslims and no one from them are Christian and others . 23% of them having no formal education, 39.5% of them having primary education, 27% of them having secondary education and 10.5% are Graduate. 6.5% are having no formal education, 32.5% are having primary education, 37% are having secondary education and 24% are Graduate. 94.5% of them are housewife,5% of them are service women, no one is doing any business and 0.5% of them are work in daily wages . 10% of them are having Rs5,000 , 30% of them having Rs 5,001 to 10,000, 41.5% of them having Rs 10,001 to 20,000 and 18.5% are having above 20,001. 58.5% of them are having nuclear family, 38% of them are having joint family and3.5% are having extended. 19.5% of them are first gravid, 39% are second gravid, 23.5% are third gravid and 18% are fourth gravid. 79.5% of them get information from television/ radio, 20.5% of them get information from the newspaper and no one get any kind of information from the magazines and through the social health workers. Conclusion: The study shows that 2% women were having unfavourable attitude regarding female feticide, 76.5% women were having moderaltely favourable attitude regarding female feticide, and 21.5% women having favourable attitude regarding female feticide. A Non significant association was observed between the attitude of women with the selected demographic variables

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  Mr. SARAL KUMAR,  MISS SHALINI ,  MISS RASHMI ,   "A STUDY TO ASSESS THE ATTITUDE REGARDING FEMALE FETICIDE AMONG WOMEN IN SELECTED RURAL AREAS IN MEERUT CITY.", IJRAR - International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR), E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138, Volume.8, Issue 1, Page No pp.43-48, January 2021, Available at : http://www.ijrar.org/IJRAR21A1007.pdf  

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  Mr. SARAL KUMAR,  MISS SHALINI ,  MISS RASHMI ,   "A STUDY TO ASSESS THE ATTITUDE REGARDING FEMALE FETICIDE AMONG WOMEN IN SELECTED RURAL AREAS IN MEERUT CITY.", IJRAR - International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR), E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138, Volume.8, Issue 1, Page No pp.43-48, January 2021, Available at : http://www.ijrar.org/IJRAR21A1007.pdf

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