Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques

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Prenatal interaction with baby important for development

Mothers who "connect" with their baby during pregnancy are more likely to interact in a more positive way with their infant after it is born. Interaction is important for helping infants learn and develop.

Hormones do not affect girl's gender identity

The researchers explored how prenatal exposure to androgens — hormones that are typically higher in males than in females — affected whether girls played more often with boys or girls.

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IMA to move SC against PCPNDT Act provisions

The Indian Medical Association (Pune branch) will file a writ petition in the Supreme Court challenging certain rules in the sections of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act

‘No guidelines under PC-PNDT Act to register ultrasound machines for veterinary use’

The officials also discussed how the 'F’ form could be applicable in the case of animals.

Pune district registers 30-point jump in girl vs boy birth ratio

The initial crackdown on sonography centres and doctors in Pune district seems to have paid off,as more than a 30-point jump has been witnessed in the girl/boy birth ratio within a period of one year.

Clampdown on illegal sex selection

The results of Census 2011 came as a jolt to health authorities,with damning reports of an increasingly skewed child sex ratio in the country.

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Doc gets 3 years’ RI for illegal sex determination

A Judicial Magistrate First Class JMFC court sentenced a radiologist working with Aundh chest hospital to three years’ rigorous imprisonment for conducting illegal sex determination test at his clinic at Thergaon in 2006.

PNDT Act to be amended when voted to power: Health minister

Claming that the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act has failed to curb cases of female foeticide in the state,Health Minister Satpal Gosain on Sunday said that when the ruling SAD is once again voted to power in the 2012 Assembly elections,the government will bring changes in the Act to make it more effective.

Now,no private practice for radiologists at govt hospitals

Govt has issued a GR that says radiologists at government hospitals cannot go for private practice.

State govt forms panel to check female foeticide

To check female foeticide in the state and effectively implement the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act,1994,the state Health Department has formed a state-level inspection and monitoring committee under the chairpersonship of the Health Commissioner.

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