Gender bias and neglect of healthcare kills over 200,000 girls in India each year: Lancet

IANS May 16, 2018

Apart from the rising number of female foeticide cases in India, more than 200,000 girls under the age of five die each year in the country, finds a Lancet study led by an Indian-origin researcher.

 


The study, published in the journal Lancet Global Health, has found that there is on an average 239,000 excess deaths each year of girls under the age of five owing to neglect due to gender discrimination. The numbers which are particularly higher in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh...

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