Ultrasonographic Study in Pregnancy and Sex Preference in Bangladesh
A cross sectional
descriptive study was conducted to find out the ultrasonographic evaluation in pregnancy
and sex preference among rural pregnant mother. A semi structured questionnaire
was used for data collection and face-to-face interviews were conducted to collect
data regarding socio-demographic characteristics, ultrasonographic evaluation in
pregnancy and sex preference related information. The result showed that the mean
age of the respondents was 22.60 (±4.5) years. In this study according to ultrasound
scan about 55% pregnant women were come for USG in third trimester and among the
respondents about 66% were done USG for the purpose of sex detection. There was
significant association between personal income and sex preference of the respondent.
This study found that there was significant association between parity and sex preference
of the respondents. This study revealed that about 55% of the respondents had preference
about sex of the child before child birth, on the other hand about 76% respondent’s
husband had preference about sex of the children. The present study detected son
preference 41% whereas daughter preference only 14%, son preference was higher than
the daughter preference among the respondents and also son preference was more high
among the respondents husband than daughter.
Keywords: Sex Preference,
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