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Sunday, June 26, 2011

INDIA'S GANGRENE, Fixation on Male-Child: NCPCR panel seeks report on genitoplasty!

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AARTI DHAR / the hindu /NEW DELHI, June 26, 2011.

Taking cognisance of a newspaper report on sex change operations performed on baby girls in several hospitals and clinics in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the State government to investigate the matter through a team of doctors known for their professional competencies and ethical standards.
The panel has sought a detailed report on the issue within 15 days including facts, figures and circumstances of cases, list of doctors/hospitals perpetuating the practice of genitoplasty and actions taken or contemplated against them.The measures taken by the State government at the State or district and local level, in terms of publicity and awareness campaigns, against the adverse effects of sex changing operations, female foeticide and infanticide have also been sought. It wants the government to inform the Commission the reasons behind the ineffectiveness of measures to create awareness against preference towards boys and discrimination against girls.
The Madhya Pradesh government has also been asked to take all necessary actions for combating the unethical practice of conversion of girls into boys, including cancellation of the license and registration of doctors and hospitals involved in such practices and initiating penal action against them under the relevant provisions of IPC 1860 and other applicable laws or guidelines.

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