Drug misuse causes major problems for women in IndiaBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7346.1118/f (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1118
- Sanjay Kumar
- New Delhi
Women in India face greater problems from drug misuse than men do, although these sex differences do not show up clearly in official statistics, says a new study.
The study, released last week by the United Nations International Drug Control Programme and India's Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, says that misuse of drugs has a serious impact on women as mothers, wives, and sisters of misusers, but this aspect has not been adequately addressed.
“Such an impact becomes even more serious in a developing country like India where women are already disadvantaged,” says the report. The consequences include domestic …