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Female Infanticide and Foeticide

Summary: Describes how female infanticide and foeticide are rapidly decreasing the female population throughout India. Outlines the main factors responsible for the increase in the incidence of female infanticide and foeticide, including the low status of women, son preference, and the practice of dowry across all casts groups.
Female Infanticide and Foeticide

It is regrettable that female infanticide and foeticide are rapidly decreasing the female population throughout India. The main factors that is responsible for the increase in the incidence of female infanticide and foeticide is the low status of women, son preference, and the practice of dowry across all casts groups.

The low status of women and girls is due to cultural beliefs and the material cost they represent to their families. Vanaja Dhruvarajan says that there is a belief regarding the nature of men and women: "Men are ritually pure, physically strong, and emotionally mature; women, on the other hand, are ritually pollutable, physically weak, and lack strong willpower" (30). Because of these beliefs parents are unwilling to invest time in daughter health and education. This results in bad health, insufficient awareness, low income, low self-esteem and low status. Also, when the food...

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