Check sibling questions

(a) “Use of a condom is beneficial for both the sexes involved in a sexual act,” Justify this statement giving two reasons.

(b) How do oral contraceptive help in avoiding pregnancies?

(c) What is sex selective abortion? How does it affect a healthy society? (State any one consequence)

 

Answer:

(a)

Condom is a contraception used by males. Use of a condom is beneficial for both the sexes involved in a sexual act because:

  • It reduces the chance of unwanted pregnancy.
  • It protects a person from acquiring sexually transmitted diseases.

(b)

Oral pills contain hormones which stop the ovaries from releasing ovum/eggs into the oviduct thus preventing the fusion of sperm with egg and preventing pregnancy.

(c)

  •  Sex selective abortion is the method of terminating a pregnancy based on the predicted sex of the unborn baby. It is especially common for  female foetuses. 
  • It affects a healthy society by creating an imbalance in the male to female sex ratio.

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