How Does Violence Affect The Health And Well-being Of Girls?

PUBLISHED ON: January 24, 2022 | Duration: 4 min, 36 sec

"Unfortunately, girls are subjected to violence right from the pre-birth phase. Be it the sex-selective abortion, infanticide or battering of a pregnant woman because she may be having a girl child and even when the girl child is growing up, we find events of incest and physical violence against the girl child", says Dr S Shantha Kumari, President, Federation of Obstetricians and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI). On National Girl Child Day 2022, Dr S Shantha Kumari explains how violence negatively affects a girl's health- both physical and mental.
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