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Do you justify the statutory ban on amniocentesis in our country? Give reasons.

Answer :

Amniocentesis is the process usually used to determine any abnormalities in the developing foetus like genetic defects or metabolic disorders.

Yes I do justify the statutory ban on amniocentesis in our country. The following are the reasons for justification:

i. But in India this amniocentesis is misused and is used to determine the sex of the foetus. And determination of sex of foetus is illegal.

ii. And if female foetus is found the pregnancy is terminated leading to female foeticide. This is done due to increasing demand for male child either due to small family or due to orthodoxy. And female foeticide is again illegal.

iii. By female foeticide the male-female ratio in the country is getting disturbed, which is leading negative impact on the society.

iv. Amniocentesis is usually done in second trimester. And termination of pregnancy in second termination can be fatal even to mother. This is again a drawback of amniocentesis.

As we can see amniocentesis is illegally used many times hence there should be strict rules as to conduct amniocentesis only if foetus is suffering from any diseases.

To avoid such circumstances we should make people aware by raising the social and economic status of women in the society.

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