Review of Laws and Legislative Measures Affecting Women
by National Commission for Women (NCW)

No.18. The pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques
(Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994

Suggested Amendments by NCW
  1. All the clinics conducting ultrasound investigation must be registered.

  2. Law should provide imprisonment and fine for doctors conducting sex determination tests in violation of the Act.

  3. Advisory and Supervisory Bodies should be set up. NCW should be represented in the Central Appropriate Authority and Supervisory Body.

  4. Issues relating to Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques should be taken up by State Women's Commission and State Human Right Commissions.

  5. The Act should be widely advertised in simple language, to reach people at large.

  6. Advertisement of availability of sex determination facilities is banned by law. Violators should be punished.


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