In the world, majority of people are living with this disease. This is a disease because no moral human will try to kill a fetus in the mother’s womb. In countries like India, it is considered a prestigious thing to have a male child. Gender inequality took a life before the baby could have a breath in the lungs. When seen in deep, it frightens to the core of my soul to live in this world.
Sex ratio is generally defined as a number of females per 1000 males. A low sex ratio indicates a strong male child preference resulting in gender inequities. Negligence regarding female child results in higher mortality at a young age, female infanticide, female feticide, higher maternal mortality, and male bias are enumerated among the population.
In India, the ratio happens to be 898 per 1000 males, which may worsen in the future.
People often believe in superstitions and crave for male child overlooking the effect that falls on the mother in spite of her gravida being more than four in the obstetric formula.
People seek medical help to give birth to a male child, even if they have four female children. There are cases where women try to take the life of a female fetus for the reason her husband may leave her. Some people curse their female children for taking a breath on this earth and curse her to death.
The little child as she grows up silently sinks her tears in the pillow for every day she lives and breathes. She is ill-treated, looked down and sold like an animal to whoever comes along in the name of arranged marriages.
This isn’t 10% of what she has to go through. If a woman is childless after getting married, his family will not think for a second to make her son commit polygamy. The family urges him to do so.
The ones that got killed, hopefully, are in paradise without having to live with this pain. But this evil needs to be stopped. The world is developed, changed, but human beings aren’t yet. No amount of SHE teams can put a permanent stop to this evil, to this horrible abuse.
The primary cause for female foeticide is having to pay a dowry to future son-in-law. The son-in-law has no shame and demands as it is his right to receive gifts. If they fail to provide, he threatens them to leave their daughter. These are not some hypothetical cases. These are 100% true and happening even today in this second.
Nothing could change their hearts; we see many patients come to the hospital in tears, in pain saying if I can’t have a male child, my life is over. How horrible is the world I’m living in?
Every female should be aware that they live to be happy and not to please any wretch called human.
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