Sex discrimination starts prenatally: study

Analysis of data from more than 30,000 Indian women is the first to focus on sex discrimination in prenatal care, according to the authors.

While it is illegal for a doctor to tell a woman the sex of an unborn child on ultrasound, the practice was common, they said.

Women pregnant with boys were more likely to go to prenatal appointments, take iron supplements, deliver the baby in a clinic rather than at home and to get a tetanus shot.

Vaccination against tetanus during pregnancy plays an important role in