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Women have been classified as members of household and should therefore remain there. This view on females has been widespread and is largely stereotypical. Gender discrimination transpires in most countries, developing countries in particular, and seems to be viral in effect making girls as the most victims.
One of the most demoralizing events in the lives of girls and women in developing countries is being discriminated. Millions of individual tragedies have become the result of such incident. As a fact, studies reveal that there is a direct connection or bond between a country’s approach toward women and its social and economic development. Hence, the condition of women is fundamental to a society’s situation.
In 2010, the United Nations Development Program has released a report stating that Asia leads the highest male-female sex ratio at birth in the world. Meanwhile, sex-selective abortion and infanticide leaves a track of 96 million missing women in some countries. This goes to show that even before birth, women are being discriminated.
Female infanticide is the deliberate killing of baby girls due to male baby preference of parents, as may have been dictated by the society where they belong. Low importance accompanied by the birth of females also has bearing in female infanticide. In intense cases, baby girls are being killed long enough even when they are still on the mother’s womb because of the common notion that girls are servants of household. Read the rest of this entry »
Abortion is the medical terminology used in a pregnancy. It means removal or discharge of a fetus or embryo from the uterus. It may be resulting into death or any other medical disorder. As such abortion occurs impulsively due to complications during pregnancy. Induction is also quite possible in this case esp. for human being & other species. Human pregnancies, an abortion induced to protect the health of the pregnant female, is termed a therapeutic abortion, while an abortion induced for any other motive is termed an optional abortion.
Generally it is due to the induced abortion of a human pregnancy, while spontaneous abortions are also called miscarriages. Abortion is the expulsion of an embryo or fetus due to unintentional trauma or natural causes before the 22nd week of gestation. According to Medical Science, most of the miscarriages are due to improper duplication of chromosomes; even they can also be caused by some environmental factors. An abortion is considered as elective or optional when it is performed at the demand of the woman “for reasons other than maternal health or fetal disease.” Abortion is surrounded by personal reasons especially in elective ones.
Abortion is now performed legally in many developed countries, as it is also the safest procedures in medicine. Experts say, at this case risk of maternal death is between 0.2-1.2 per 100,000 procedures. If we compare the figure, quite interesting as by 1996, mortality from childbirth in developed countries was 11 times greater. Read the rest of this entry »