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Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics
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Status of Girl Child in Urban Slums
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Rathi H.B.1*, Viswnadham K.K.2 and John Masih3
1Associate Professor, Community Medicine, Dr. Ulhas Patil Medical College and Hospital, Jalgaon Kh.(MS)
2Associate Professor, Paediatric, Govt. Medical College, Jagdalpur (Bastar) C.G.
3Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Govt. Medical College,
Background: Since long discrimination among the children on account of sex is being practiced. There are the reports of aborting female fetus by indentifying sex and even killing new born female child in some communities. Midwife’s tip is less than the new born is a girls rather than boy. Objective: Is there any discrimination of children on account of sex in urban slums? Material and Methods: The study was carried out in an urban slum. 248 (123 male and 125 female) children belong to one to three years of age were included in the study. All sampled children were weighed and then graded as per their age as suggested by Stuart and Stevenson. Statically analysis: Simple Proportion . Results: There were only 10.40 % female children of normal grade in comparison to their 12.19% male counterparts. Conclusion: Education will help in bringing about a change in mind-set of people by eradicating lack of awareness, gender bias and low access to government facilities which ultimately help in uplifting the living standard of people at the base of pyramid.
Rathi HB, Viswnadham KK , John Masih. Status of Girl Child in Urban Slums. Research J. Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics.2012; 4(4): 218-220.
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