Five Tamil Nadu doctors banned from practice for violating prenatal sex selection law

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 11 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3788
  1. Meera Kay
  1. 1Bangalore

The Tamil Nadu Medical Council has banned five doctors from practising for violating provisions of the 1994 Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act.

The act, amended before coming into effect in 2003, regulates prenatal diagnostic techniques in India and prohibits their misuse for sex selection. There have been waves of suspensions of doctors for violating the act.

However, implementation of the act rests with states, and enforcement is devolved to appropriate district authorities.

A report published in the Hindu newspaper said that the Tamil Nadu government had recently sent a recommendation …

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