Back ground: The objective of the study is to assess the knowledge and attitude of the antenatal women regarding the PNDT Act
Materials and Methods: First 100 women were selected at a hospital in Melmaruvathur, The antenatal women were assessed by pre tested, semi structured questionnaire and the outcome was compared to their educational status, parity, residence etc
Results: Majority of them were primipara (61%), from urban area (28%) and Hindu (89%). 34 had studied less than SSLC and 50 had just finished SSLC. Most (90%) belonged to lower class of socio-economic strata and 94% of the study populations were housemakers.
Conclusion: Large prospective multicentre studies may be undertaken and hence the declining sex ratio problem can be addressed and reversed.