Data Interpretation

Infants Found

This field below reveals the total number of infants (dead & alive) found in that state in a specific year.

Gender

Asian Centre for Human Rights has revealed that preference of son over daughter is a major reason for female infanticide.

State: Dead or Alive

Cases of abandonment and exposure may lead to death of an infant as well. Majority of infants lay dead due to it.

Parental Infanticide

Parental infanticide researchers have found that mothers are far more likely than fathers to be the perpetrator for infanticide.

Year 2018

Total Infants Found

47

Females Found

36

Dead Infants

21

Alive infants

25

Infanticide is illegal in India. Since infanticide, especially neonaticide, is often a response to an unwanted birth, preventing unwanted pregnancies through improved sex education and increased contraceptive access are advocated as ways of preventing infanticide. Increased use of contraceptives and access to safe legal abortions have greatly reduced neonaticide in many developed nations. Screening for psychiatric disorders or risk factors, and providing treatment or assistance to those at risk may help prevent infanticide.

Year 2017

Total Infants Found

40

Females Found

24

Dead Infants

17

Alive infants

22

Infanticide is illegal in India. Since infanticide, especially neonaticide, is often a response to an unwanted birth, preventing unwanted pregnancies through improved sex education and increased contraceptive access are advocated as ways of preventing infanticide. Increased use of contraceptives and access to safe legal abortions have greatly reduced neonaticide in many developed nations. Screening for psychiatric disorders or risk factors, and providing treatment or assistance to those at risk may help prevent infanticide.

Year 2016

Total Infants Found

3

Females Found

3

Dead Infants

1

Alive infants

2

In some countries baby hatches or safe surrender sites, safe places for a mother to anonymously leave an infant, are offered, in part to reduce the rate of infanticide. In other places, like the United States, safe-haven laws allow mothers to anonymously give infants to designated officials; they are frequently located at hospitals and police and fire stations. Typically such babies are put up for adoption, or cared for in orphanages.

Year 2015

Total Infants Found

1

Females Found

N/A

Dead Infants

0

Alive infants

1

Evolutionary psychology has proposed several theories for different forms of infanticide. Infanticide by stepfathers, as well as child abuse in general by stepfathers, has been explained by spending resources on not genetically related children reducing reproductive success (See the Cinderella effect and Infanticide (zoology). Infanticide is one of the few forms of violence more often done by women than men. Cross-cultural research have found that this is more likely to occur when the child has deformities or illnesses as well as when there are lacking resources due to factors such as poverty, other children requiring resources, and no male support.

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