Somenath Ghosh

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BACKGROUND Primary care physicians should be aware of the alarming population growth in the developing countries including India. OBJECTIVES To find couple protection rate (CPR) and risk variables that affect contraceptive practice among eligible couples in an urban slum of Bankura district. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional observational study of(More)
Cultural patterns in India discriminate against female children, and this has translated into poorer health for this group. Indian culture confers greater value on male infants, seeing them as both producers and heirs. And while female infanticide does occur, the discrimination manifests itself more commonly through the neglect of females. Evidence shows(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine different domains of quality of life (QOL) and their relationship to sociodemographic characteristics among older people in an urban slum in India. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted (n = 120). Selected individuals were interviewed, and their QOL was assessed by the World Health(More)
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