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Fighting Female Infanticide By Working With Midwives: An Indian Case Study

Title:Fighting Female Infanticide By Working With Midwives: An Indian Case Study
Author:Ranjani K Murthy
Publication:Gender And Development / Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
Enumeration:Vol. 4, No. 2 pp. 20 - 27 , June 01, 1996
Abstract:A feature of family life in many cultures and throughout history has been preference for sons over daughters. This article describes a workshop with traditional midwives in Bihar, which explored the underlying power structures in families and the community which lead to son preference in general, and infanticide of female children in particular. Strategies for combating female infanticide are examined and lessons drawn from this experience.

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