Sex Ratio
India  /  Published 24.09.22

Sex ratio at birth falls in 10 states: Report

Infant mortality (deaths within the first year after birth) fell to 28 in 2020 from 30 in 2019 and 39 in 2014, while under-five mortality declined to 32 in 2020 from 35 in 2019 and 45 in 2014. Six st...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.06.21

Mixed Bag: Gender imbalance

Progress seldom follows a linear pattern; new challenges are created with every hurdle that is crossed. This would be the correct inference to draw from the findings of the annual report of the Civil ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 18.12.20

Distant goal: correcting gender imbalance

India’s goal of correcting its gender imbalance seems to have grown more distant. The National Family Health Survey has found that a number of states that had made progress in terms of the sex r...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 13.12.20

Sex ratio at birth worsens in Kerala

Kerala is among eight states where the sex ratio at birth, a measure of prenatal sex determination, has worsened over the past five years, the latest National Family Health Survey findings released on...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.08.20

India's daily loss put at 1,200 female foetuses

India could lose on average more than 1,200 female foetuses daily over the next decade, researchers have forecast in a study that underscores the failure of the country’s ban on prenatal sex dis...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 16.09.19

A Pakistan inside the very heart of India

The most dangerous enemy that has been created in the Indian psyche over the decades is Pakistan. For successive Indian governments, Pakistan, touted as the most dangerous enemy, has actually been a t...
By Kabir Rana

Jharkhand  /  Published 05.01.20

Skewed sex ratio rings alarm in Hazaribagh

A declining sex ratio or the number of females per 1,000 males dipping to 900 in Hazaribagh has set alarm bells ringing. The central ministry of women and child development recently sent a letter to H...
By Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Hazaribagh

Opinion  /  Published 13.02.19

Ending child marriage takes more than education

Every silver lining has a cloud. The fourth National Family Health Survey, conducted in the year 2015-16, confirms that the incidence of child marriage has shown a steady decline all over India, excep...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 06.02.19

Sex ratio: Numbers are not the only deceptive thing

Numbers seldom tell their own story faithfully. The civil registration system of birth and deaths in 2016 reveals that there has been a steep decline in the sex ratio at birth in the southern states, ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 21.02.19

Adoptions reflect a waning gender bias, but should we celebrate?

A ray of light sometimes does penetrate the darkness. This was demonstrated by data from the Union ministry of women and child development which revealed that 60 per cent of the children adopted in In...
By The Editorial Board


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