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Sir, I refer to the Insight, "Doomed in the womb" (Dec. 14). It is not fair to blame the medical fraternity alone for female foeticide. Sex determination by ultra sound scan can be done only after 16 weeks of gestation. Termination of pregnancy is difficult at this stage and a majority of doctors will not venture to do this.
From my patients, I have learnt that female children are either killed or left to die, which contribute to the declining sex ratio. This practice should be dealt with to achieve the aim of protecting the girl child.
Dr. Sumithra Raghuvaran,
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