Regarding Gender Preference
and Female Foeticide among Teachers
in the Hassan District, South India
Dr. Siddharam S. Metri
Objective: To assess the Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding gender preference and female feticide among teachers population in Hassan.
Methodology: A cross sectional, Community based, Descriptive study was undertaken. Study was carried for 3 months (February to May). Total 127 participants were interviewed with the help of predesigned, semi-structure proforma. Data was analyzed in terms of proportions.
Results: Out of 127 participants, 73% said that Ultrasound is the technique for Pre Natal Sex Determination Test (PNDT). 80% said that Private hospital is the area for sex determination test. While asked reasons for son preference, 38.5% said they carries the name of the family, 27.5% said that source of income or dowry. 52% of them aware regarding PNDT Act. 90% have got the information regarding female feticide and gender preference from the media.
Conclusion: Majority of them aware about female feticide and harmful practices should be stopped.