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Misuse of amniocentesis.

Type
Published Article
Journal
Lancet (London, England)
Publication Date
Apr 09, 1983
Volume
1
Issue
8328
Pages
812–813
Identifiers
PMID: 11644254
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

In India, despite a government ban and a campaign by women's groups, amniocentesis for sex determination and subsequent selective abortion of female fetuses are being practiced on a large scale. Many Indian gynecologists do not consider the practice unethical but view it as a solution to the conflict between the need to control population and the desire for sons. Neither the Indian Medical Association nor the Medical Council of India has taken a public stand on the issue.

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