Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques

Department of Health & Family Welfare

GOVERNMENT OF ASSAM

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PRE-CONCEPTION & PRE-NATAL DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES AT A GLANCE

The Pre–natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act 1994, as amended in 2003 to The Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (PC & PNDT Act), is a legislation to curb the abhorrent practice of sex determination and sex selection. It is the first major attempt to regulate medical technology in India. While the law alone cannot solve the problem of large-scale sex selective practices and problems arising from it, it can, if implemented diligently, substantially curb such practices, send a signal to the violators, and assure society at large and women in particular, that gender-based discrimination shall not be tolerated.

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