The Effects of Female Feticide on Gender Balance in India


Published: 2023-06-24

Page: 29-34

J. Balamurugan *

School of Social Sciences and Languages, (School of Social Sciences), Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

A. P. Senthil Kumar

School of Social Work, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Jigjiga, Jigjiga, Ethiopia.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


The goal of the current study is to investigate the connection between female foeticide and sex ratio. In many cultures, having a child is a happy occasion because it marks the beginning of a new life with new desires. But gender does matter in some societies, and hence the arrival of a girl is viewed as a misfortune rather than a blessing. Thus, female feticide is a gender-selective abortion in which a female foetus is unlawfully aborted just because she is a girl. This phenomenon cannot be completely eradicated from society; instead, we can provide proper awareness among the people to prevent it in the future. In order to prevent infanticide and feticide, this paper makes some crucial recommendations. Such as providing free education to girls in elementary schools, improving living conditions, involving the media, etc.

Keywords: Sex ratio, female foeticide, female infanticide, education, women empowerment

How to Cite

Balamurugan , J., & Kumar , A. P. S. (2023). The Effects of Female Feticide on Gender Balance in India. Asian Journal of Sociological Research, 6(1), 29–34. Retrieved from


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