CBSE - X - Biology - Heredity and Evolution
Long and value based question of heredity and evolution chapter with answer
3. Mrs. Kumar is pregnant for the last three months and she goes for regular check-up to her doctor. During her last visit, the doctor asked Mrs. Kumar to get an ultrasound done. Both Mr. and Mrs. Kumar went to a radiologist and got the ultrasound done. Once the ultrasound is over, Mr. Kumar asked the doctor whether the baby in the womb is a boy or a girl.
(a) What should the doctor reply to the couple?
(b) Is it ethical to determine the sex of a child?
(c) What should government do to discourage sex determination?
(a) The doctor should not tell the sex of the foetus.
(b) No, it is not ethical to determine the sex of a child.
(c) The government should ban the process of sex determination and should punish or fine whosoever does so.
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