Doctors suspended in India’s Rajasthan for ‘gender tests’

Medical authorities in India’s Rajasthan state have suspended 12 doctors for allegedly carrying out pre-natal sex determination tests.

The action was taken after local courts charged the doctors with violating a 1994 law that banned revealing the sex of the foetus to curb female foeticide. According to the 2011 census, there are 914 girls to every 1,000 boys in India. Campaigners say the skewed sex ratio is largely due to the availability of antenatal sex screening.

Despite the 1994 ban, officials say pre-natal sex tests are still widely practised.

More..

Categories: Asia, India, Women Rights

2 replies

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s