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How miracle drugs to conceive sons are killing pregnant women in Haryana

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DailyBiteSep 12, 2015 | 17:27

How miracle drugs to conceive sons are killing pregnant women in Haryana

Sale of two drugs that claim they can change the sex of a foetus has seen a sharp rise in Haryana, known for its skewed sex ratio.

In a rampant practice in the state, Shivlingi (Bryonia laciniosa linn) containing testosterone and Majuphal (Quercus infectoria), which have natural steroids, are being used for sex selection purposes. But consumption of these drugs is playing havoc with the health of expectant mothers and their foetus.

Dr GS Singhal, who is spearheading Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao project in Chandigarh, said, "These claims that these drugs can help get a baby boy compelled our team to investigate the matter. Our first stop was Ambala. We then headed to Rohtak next, another place notorious for its skewed sex ratio."

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Last updated: September 12, 2015 | 17:27
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