India’s anti-sex-selection law faces new challenges

The Lancet, Volume 388 , Issue 10055 , p1971
Author: Dinesh C Sharma
“The Indian Government is facing criticism over the implementation of its 1994 law banning the use of ultrasound machines to establish the sex of fetuses—a law enacted to stop parents selectively terminating girls. While health advocates feel that government agencies have been lax in enforcing the law, some medical professionals say that legal provisions are being misused to harass doctors and that over-regulation is hampering use of ultrasound in general.”
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