Female Deficit Syndrome: Trend, Causes and Challenges Ahead

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2017,7,3,1655-1656.
Published:September 2017
Type:Review Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Shailja Sharma1, Mitasha Singh2* Vidhu Sharma3, Ranabir Pal2

1Regional health and family welfare training centre,Kangra at Chheb, H.P., India.

2Dept of Community Medicine,ESIC Medical College and Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana, India.

3Department of Otorhinolaringology,AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.


The adverse sex ratio also called female deficit syndrome is affected by many factors. Female feticide and sex selective abortion being the most common in today's scenario of two child norm. Child sex ratio has reached to a figure which is lowest since independence. Laws, policies and schemes favoring girl child are in place. But the attitude of both males and females of society needs to be changed first. Once they identify their needs they will be able to utilize the schemes and policies. The consequences are liable to damage our social and economic fabric beyond repair. Solution needs to be tailored in the social context of country.

Sex ratio trend reported by various national surveys