prenatal sex determination is illegal in india

Sign on the window of a womens clinic.­

In India, prenatal gender determination of the fetus is illegal, because many women prefer to abort if they carry a girl.­

Women prefer to have boys since they can more easily work and bring revenue to the family.­

Women are still very much discriminated upon in india, and they are considered "inferior" to men in many respect.­

In India, no laboratory or clinic is allowed to conduct any test including ultrasonography for the purpose of determining the sex of the fetus.­

Prenatal sex determination was banned in India in 1994, under the Pre-conception and Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act. The act aims to prevent sex-selective abortion, which, according to the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, "has its roots in India’s long history of strong patriarchal influence in all spheres of life".­

For more info, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Prenatal_­sex_­discernment

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Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­

These are photos that i took in the streets of Delhi (India)

It gives an idea of the organized chaos in the bazaars of the old city.­

Those photos are only from Delhi.­ I have many more interesting photos from other parts of India.