A Large Number of Married Couples the World Over Are Childless. It is Shocking to Know that in India the Female Partner is Often Blamed for the Couple Being Childless. - Biology

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A large number of married couples the world over are childless. It is shocking to know that in India the female partner is often blamed for the couple being childless.
(a) Why in your opinion the female partner is often blamed for such situations in India? Mention any two values that you as a biology student can promote to check this social evil.
(b) State any two reasons responsible for the cause of infertility.
(c) Suggest a technique that can help the couple to have a child where the problem is with male partner

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(a) Females are often blamed for the couple being unable to reproduce because there is lack of awareness about the issue. As a biology student, I would promote the following two values among people:
(i) Either of the partners could be responsible for the couple being childless.
(ii) We must not blame females for infertility without proper diagnosis.

(b) Two reasons for infertility could be congenital disease and drugs.

(c) There are various techniques which can help in the condition when the male partner is infertile. One such technique is artificial insemination. In this technique, the semen collected from the husband or a donor is introduced into the vagina or uterus. This cures infertility arising from the inability of the male partner to ejaculate or due to his low sperm count.

Concept: Infertility
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2015-2016 (March) All India Set 1

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