Humans are divided into two sexes or two genders male and female. While sexual differences are biologically determined, gender differences are culturally constructed. A woman is not only a biological entity. She is expected to fulfill certain functions according to the norms of her society. Thus while all women are members of the female sex, their gender roles may vary according to the societies and families into which they are born. In fact, women are discriminated against in almost all societies on the basis of gender. They do not get the same access to health care, education, economic rights as the men of their societies do. In India also women are” discriminated on the basis of gender.