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Title:
Factors affecting the exposure of rural married females towards sex selective abortions: A study from South Punjab, Pakistan
Authors:
Tehmina Sattar, Muhammad Aslam, Saima Jabeen Joiya
Published on:
2019-08-31
Journal Reference:
Volume 11 - Issue 4-B     July - August 2019
Pages:
338-340
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ABSTRACT

This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the factors affecting the exposure of rural married females towards sex selective abortions in South Punjab, Pakistan. A total of 429 respondents were interviewed.The results of the study revealed that females aged 25-37 years, being less educated (illiterate), having low socio-economic status, existence of more than two daughters and undergone forceful clinical abortion becomes more engaged in sex selective abortions in the study vicinity. In conclusion, age, mother education, socio-economic and occupational status, having daughters and differential modes of abortions inclined the women to select the sex of their fetus before birth. The major recommendations are to strengthen the governmental intervention to mainstream the gender equality and neutrality acts for reducing the high risk Sex Selective Abortions (SSA) in the study vicinity.

Keywords: Rural, Married female, Sex selective, Abortion, Factors, Gendercide,

How to Cite This:


Sattar T, Aslam M, Joiya SJ. Factors affecting the exposure of rural married females towards sex selective abortions: A study from South Punjab, Pakistan.Isra Med J. 2019; 11(4)-Part B: 338-340.


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