Medical Termination Of Pregnancy

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Maharashtra: Illegal abortion centre unearthed in Jalna, seven booked
India

Maharashtra: Illegal abortion centre unearthed in Jalna, seven booked

A case has been registered under provisions of Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act and Maharashtra Medical Practitioners Act

Madhya Pradesh's maternal mortality rate higher than rest of India: Amendment of laws needed to give women access to safe abortion
India

Madhya Pradesh's maternal mortality rate higher than rest of India: Amendment of laws needed to give women access to safe abortion

Even though abortion is legal in India since 1971, ten women in the country die every day due to unsafe abortions performed by quacks and untrained 'doctors'.

India's abortion laws fail to consider public health challenges, push women towards unsafe medical practitioners
India

India's abortion laws fail to consider public health challenges, push women towards unsafe medical practitioners

India has a broadly liberal law that allows abortion services to save lives of women, preserve physical and mental health. Yet, the recent Guttmacher study (2017) shows that around 56 percent of abortions in India are conducted illegally.

9 percent of all abortions are following sex selection in India, says IDF, asks India to focus on women's health
India

9 percent of all abortions are following sex selection in India, says IDF, asks India to focus on women's health

Vinoj Manning, 55, executive director of Ipas Development Foundation (IDF), India, an advocacy group dedicated to preventing and managing unwanted pregnancies, tells IndiaSpend in this interview that no more than 9 percent of all abortions are for sex selection.

Delhi HC asks underage pregnant girl to be 'unambiguous' on her stand on abortion
India

Delhi HC asks underage pregnant girl to be 'unambiguous' on her stand on abortion

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked a 15-year-old pregnant girl to "unambiguously" state whether she consents to terminate her foetus as she has changed her stand on the matter several times.

Supreme Court allows 13-yr-old Mumbai rape survivor to abort her 32-week-old pregnancy
India

Supreme Court allows 13-yr-old Mumbai rape survivor to abort her 32-week-old pregnancy

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a 13-year-old alleged rape survivor to terminate her 32-week-old pregnancy after taking note of a medical report.

Supreme Court sets up medical board to examine rape survivor seeking permission for abortion
India

Supreme Court sets up medical board to examine rape survivor seeking permission for abortion

The Supreme Court on Monday set up a medical board to examine the condition of a 13-year-old rape survivor who is seeking permission to abort her 30-week-old foetus.

SC rejects pregnant woman's plea to terminate foetus afflicted with Down syndrome
India

SC rejects pregnant woman's plea to terminate foetus afflicted with Down syndrome

Relying on a medical board's report, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a woman's plea seeking termination of her foetus fearing genetic disorder.

SC asks medical team to decide if 14-year old rape survivor can undergo abortion: All you need to know
India

SC asks medical team to decide if 14-year old rape survivor can undergo abortion: All you need to know

SC directed the setting up of a team of three gynaecologists and a clinical psychologist to examine whether a 24-week pregnant 14-year-old rape victim can undergo risk-free abortion.