The lawmaker said the mindset regarding preference for a son lead many married couples to hunt for medicines they believe would ensure the birth of a male child.
"This often leads to indiscriminate use of bhasma (ashes), powders and herbs...that can result in miscarriages, babies with birth defect, babies with ambiguous genitalia or even maternal deaths," Mr Sahasrabuddhe said.
He said that according to unofficial estimates, out of 100 babies born with genital deformity, only three are due to natural disorder and the rest due to the use of medicines consumed to "ensure the birth of a male child".
Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien asked the government to take serious note of it. Health Minister JP Nadda said the government will look into it.