Perception regarding child gender preferences among mothers in Dakshina Kannada district: A mixed methods study

Shreyaswi Sathyanath, Harshitha Hanglur Narasimha, Anusha Rashmi, Rashmi Kundapur, Santhosh Rai, Sudhir Prabhu

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Background: A reflection on the census 2011 data tells us that gender preference has only been on the rise these past years. Objective: To assess perception regarding gender preference among mothers in Dakshina Kannada district. Materials & Methods: 2 tertiary care centres attached with medical college were selected in Dakshina Kannada district. Quantitative variables were collected using a questionnaire and qualitative component was done through focused group discussion. Results: Child preference was seen among 32.2% of the subjects. Preference for Male child if the first child was a girl was significantly associated with lower education and low income (p<0.05). Conclusion: Son preference is still existent in the society but not universally. It is more so when the first born is a female child.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)244-247
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Community Health
Volume31
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2019
Externally publishedYes

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Sathyanath, S., Narasimha, H. H., Rashmi, A., Kundapur, R., Rai, S., & Prabhu, S. (2019). Perception regarding child gender preferences among mothers in Dakshina Kannada district: A mixed methods study. Indian Journal of Community Health, 31(2), 244-247.
Sathyanath, Shreyaswi ; Narasimha, Harshitha Hanglur ; Rashmi, Anusha ; Kundapur, Rashmi ; Rai, Santhosh ; Prabhu, Sudhir. / Perception regarding child gender preferences among mothers in Dakshina Kannada district : A mixed methods study. In: Indian Journal of Community Health. 2019 ; Vol. 31, No. 2. pp. 244-247.
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Perception regarding child gender preferences among mothers in Dakshina Kannada district : A mixed methods study. / Sathyanath, Shreyaswi; Narasimha, Harshitha Hanglur; Rashmi, Anusha; Kundapur, Rashmi; Rai, Santhosh; Prabhu, Sudhir.

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