2020, VOL. 6 ISSUE 1, PART A
Common wisdom is that the preference for sons is motivated by economic, religious, social and emotional desires and norms that favour males and make females less desirable.
To assess the attitude towards gender preference among pregnant mothers and family members, to find out the association between attitude among pregnant mothers and family members with their selected demographic variables.
Methodology: The research approach used for the present study was descriptive survey. The sample size was 50 pregnant mothers and 50 family members, convenient sampling technique was used to carry out the study Pre-tested Structured interview schedule was used to collect the data.
Results: Majority of pregnant mothers 21(42%) and family members 33(66%) expressed favourable attitude towards male child, major reason for preference was organizing death anniversaries, for raring of girl child requires more money, girl child need more protection, most probably mother in law and father in law prefer male child.
Conclusion: Findings of the study showed that pregnant mothers and family members are expressed favourable attitude towards male child. This findings suggested health education and awareness programme in order to reduce the consequences of decreased sex ratio.