Child sex-ratio in India has gone down: Harsh Vardhan

Despite a law to curb female foeticide, the child sex-ratio in India has gone down over the last 20 years, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Monday.

New genetic basis for sex determination discovered

Not just the X and Y chromosome but a subset of very small genes also play a key role in differentiating male and female tissues in the fruit fly, researchers reported.

HC relief for Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri on petition about sex determination

The Bombay High Court today upheld the order of a magistrate`s court rejecting the plea seeking documents regarding the sex determination test allegedly undergone by actor Shah Rukh Khan`s wife prior to the birth of the couple`s third child.

Gender test allegations against Shah Rukh Khan baseless: BMC tells HC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) today informed the Bombay High Court that it has conducted an inquiry and found baseless the allegations levelled against actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan of conducting pre-birth sex determination tests of their surrogate son AbRam

Sex determination is redundant: Shah Rukh Khan

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was caught in the controversy over the pre-birth sex determination of his surrogate son AbRam, Friday said the practise itself is "redundant".

`No one punished in UP for sex determination in 20 years`

Not a single person has been punished since the enactment of Prohibition of Sex selection Act 20 years ago in Uttar Pradesh.

Doctor booked for conducting sex determination tes

A lady doctor was detained and her clinic raided for allegedly conducting sex determination tests, a district health official said Wednesday.

Doctor arrested for conducting sex determination tests in UP

A doctor was arrested for allegedly conducting sex determination tests on pregnant women, health officials said on Tuesday.

Health experts want strict implementation of PCPNDT Act

Health experts and activists have sought concrete steps for strict implementation of PCPNDT Act.

Rajasthan to set up 7 courts to try sex-determination test cases

Rajasthan govt has notified the setting up of 7 new courts for speedy disposal of pending cases under the Prohibition of Sex-Selection Act-1994.

Sex determination: Doctor couple`s bail cancelled

The bail granted to doctor couple from Parli in an illegal sex determination sting operation case of 2010 has been cancelled by the court.

Maha govt seeks Aamir`s support to save girl child

Maharashtra government has sought the support of Bollywood star Aamir Khan in their campaign against sex determination and female foeticide.

Child sex ratio improves in Himachal

The child sex ratio has improved from 896 in 2001 census to 906 in 2011 in Himachal Pradesh.

Centre, states to go tough against pre-natal sex determination

The Centre and state
governments have decided on a slew of measures, including
monitoring use of ultrasound machines and setting up state
inspection committees to check pre-natal sex determination.

Portman says no to sex determination

Natalie Portman has no plans to find out the sex of her unborn baby.

Adopt global norms for sex determination centres: HC to Centre

The Delhi High Court has
suggested to the Central government to adopt the best
international practices to decide the criteria for setting up
testing centres for conducting sex determination in the

Sex determination laws continue to be flouted: Home Ministry

Laws against sex determination
continue to be flouted with impunity in the country, the Home
Ministry has said.

Delhi Govt to intensify drive against sex determination

Delhi Government will
intensify its drive against the sex determination by strictly
enforcing the Act prohibiting doctors from revealing the
sex of the foetus to prospective parents.