Volume : VIII, Issue : IV, April - 2019

Study to assess gender preference of children, among pregnant women attending ANC OPD at a primary health center

Dr. Mridula Solanki, Dr. Uzma Shaikh, Dr. Sneha Wasekar

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Introduction: Sex ratio, an important social indicator measuring extent of prevailing equity between males and females in society. India is one of a handful of countries that has significantly more males than females. Aims and Objectives: To study gender preference of children among antenatal women and to assess their perception with reference to gender of child and family composition. Methodology: Cross sectional study conducted among 90 pregnant women. Results: Study finding indicates that 32.2% of women had preference for male child. The main reason for son preference was economical support. Significant association was found between education, socioeconomic status and gender preference. Majority of them preferred 2 children as a family composition with 1 male child and 1 female child.

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STUDY TO ASSESS GENDER PREFERENCE OF CHILDREN, AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING ANC OPD AT A PRIMARY HEALTH CENTER, Dr. Mridula Solanki, Dr. Uzma Shaikh, Dr. Sneha Wasekar GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-8 | Issue-4 | April-2019


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