Perception of rural and urban youth towards female foeticide in Bikaner district of Rajasthan
Priyanka and Prasanlata Arya
The objective of the present study was to assess the perception of rural and urban youth towards female foeticide in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. The study was conducted in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. In rural areas, Sridungargarh and Kolayat were chosen as the two panchayat samiti with the highest and lowest sex ratios, respectively. East and West were the two zones that made up Bikaner's urban area. One ward was randomly chosen from each zone, i.e., ward number 60 was from the east zone and ward number 44 was from the west zone, out of them. For the purposes of the study, 200 respondents in total were chosen. The sample size constitutes 100 rural youth (50 girls + 50 boys) and 100 urban youth (50 girls + 50 boys). Questionnaire method was used for collecting data from the respondents. It was also apparent that 93.5 percent of respondents concurred that female foeticide is one of the causes of the decline in the number of females in our society. Most of the respondents (90.5%) had agreed with female foeticide will affect mother’s psychological health. The majority of respondents (88.5%) believed that it is vital for parents to get their sex determined if their first kid is a boy in order for the subsequent child to be a girl. The result showed that the majority of the respondents (69.5%) had medium level perception towards female foeticide followed by low level (16%) and 14.5 percent of the respondents had high level perception towards female foeticide.
How to cite this article:
Priyanka and Prasanlata Arya. Perception of rural and urban youth towards female foeticide in Bikaner district of Rajasthan. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 11-16.