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Letters Prenatal sex testing in India

PCPNDT seems to benefit India’s birth sex ratios

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 26 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5194
  1. A S Ahankari, research project coordinator, Halo Medical Foundation, and scholar1 2,
  2. P R Myles, associate professor of health protection and epidemiology2,
  3. L J Tata, associate professor in epidemiology2,
  4. A W Fogarty, clinical associate professor and reader in clinical epidemiology2
  1. 1Halo Medical Foundation, At Post Andur, Block Tuljapur, Dist Osmanabad, Maharashtra 413603, India
  2. 2Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
  1. dr.anandahankari{at}

The possibility of lifting a ban on sex determination is an important ongoing debate in India.1 The introduction of prenatal diagnostic techniques legislation in 1994 and an amendment in 2003 aim to prevent female feticide (sex selective abortion of female fetuses) and represent milestones for the Indian …

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