If I mention infant mortality, most people will think that in a rural and poor family, they have no money, cannot afford decent basic food and expensive supplements or it is difficult to even go to a large hospital. At the time of childbirth, women can only go to some small clinics or even just give birth at home. Due to lack of nutrition and medical resources, it is easy to make neonate have low weight and infected by diseases which lead to death during infancy. Even pregnant women during childbirth are affected by dystocia, but there are lacks of modern medical supplies that can promptly rescue them, which lead to infant mortality. Many people think that infant mortality just because of some material causes like poverty or old-fashioned medical
Infanticide is not unique to humans. It is practiced by many mammals including some primates. The main difference between human and animal infanticide is that infanticide in humans is performed by the parent(s) of the child while in the case of animals it is usually a male suitor (Caldwell and Caldwell, 2005, p. 208). In pre-modern societies infanticide was done instead of abortions as it allowed for sexual selection, it was much more effective than pre-modern contraception, and it did not require any special skills or esoteric knowledge (Caldwell and Caldwell,2005, p. 205). Infanticide has a history as a method of population control. It is more frequent to throw away girl babies. This may be because of dowries or other cultural reasons. Infanticide seems to occur primarily when it aids one parent, both parents or additional children to survive better or if when the infant has little chance of survival.
According to the UNICEF report in just 2006, studies disclosed that 10 million young girls were killed either before they were born or promptly after by their parents in the year of 1986 (which is not that long ago if you put that number into perspective). But why would anyone want to deliberately kill an innocent soul, let alone their own child? Female Infanticide and Gendercide is defined as the conscious killing of female, newborn babies which can happen from getting killed by their own blood or by an abortion. Even though acts as these are illegal, we still see this is a persistent problem today mainly in the cultures of China and India.
• How might the infanticide be seen as a reproductive strategy for males? What would you say if you saw a newspaper article that applied this concept (not the act itself) to human males? Do you think some people would object? Why or why not?
Tinotenda Muchenje Brandord Final Paper 5/23/14 Female Infanticide in India Q: What do you get when you combine inadequate government control, gender bias and the oleander plant? A: Dead female infants.
Fetal Abuse When I was a senior in high school one of my classmates was pregnant and abusing cocaine during her whole pregnancy. This upset me so greatly and it still does today when I think about it. I felt angry with the mother, concerned and scared for the child, and I also felt confused about exactly what consequences the mother would face if anyone ever found out. Chapter fourteen in our textbook covers "Fetal Abuse": The Case of Drug-Exposed Infants, so naturally I became very interested on the subject. One of the issues brought up is criminal court response and whether the use of illegal drugs during pregnancy should be prosecuted.
Gendercide is a term referring to the elimination of one sex through selective abortion, infanticide, neglecting and abuse. Most of the time the preference is for male. The United Nation specialists estimate that as many as two hundred million girls are missing in the world today. To give a broad figure, they explain that people practicing gendercide in China and India eliminates more girls that than the number of girls born in America each year. All in all, they describe the phenomenon as the biggest single holocaust in human history.
Abortion is a sensitive topic globally, culturally, and socially. There’s more than forty percent of women that end their pregnancy by abortion. In every nation of the world a woman makes the choice for an abortion. Abortion is a procedure that allows a woman to end the life from her pregnancy. There was a time when unsafe abortion was one of the many causes of maternal death. Unsafe abortion went down over the last two decades. When abortion became legal the tragic health issues for women reduced as well as death. There are thirty-six countries willing to allow a woman 's abortion if the female 's life is threatened. Those few countries make the exception depending on her situation of rape, incest, and fetal damage. Now abortion is known as a safe and legal way for a woman to end an unwanted pregnancy. In a woman’s first trimester
In any culture, there is the perception of the pregnancy. Pregnancy is the real indication of the procreation to replace the old generation with the new ones since death is inevitable. But for some unavoidable reasons one may decide not to get pregnant and though she gets pregnant, she may choose not to give birth by carrying out abortion. Abortion has therefore been the most issue of concern globally, the main reason being it denies one’s life. Reasons for carrying out abortion or terminating the pregnancy are varied, and majority carry it for various reasons that many not be known to those not involved, but only the mother sometimes knows even the sire of the child may not be aware. Therefore, various methods have been implemented to create
Women nowadays are finding abortions to be quite a routine in their lives, and it has become entrenched in the American society (Congressional Record). But, not all women seek abortions for the same purpose. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the primary reason women receive abortions is due to the fact that they would rather not take on the responsibility of caring for a child. Many of the women who go to these abortion clinics had no access to contraception. Some had inadequate healthcare and were not even educated on the subject of intercourse and pregnancy. Some had poor jobs that made little income and was insufficient to support the child (Guttmacher). Still, others feel that they would be too selfish to allow their children grow ...