Maharashtra: Police bust illegal abortion racket in Sangli, 2 doctors arrested

Police in Sangli have busted an illegal abortion racket; an FIR has been filed against three doctors, two has been arrested. As of now, the police have got the information about nine illegal abortions performed by the doctor trio

Maharashtra: Police bust illegal abortion racket in Sangli, 2 doctors arrestedIn yet another shocking incident, which has come in the light, three doctors from Sangli, Maharashtra have been booked for performing an illegal abortion. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, DYSP, Ashok Virkar said, “We had arrested Dr Rupali Chogule on September 17, and her husband Dr Vijaykumar Chougule on September 18, in connection with […]

Health minister: MTP bill in process of finalisation

The health minister said the draft Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) (Amendment) Bill, 2014, was placed in public domain for comments. Taking account of both public opinion and the recommendations from the deliberations, the proposed MTP (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been drafted and is under the consultative process for finalisation

Health minister: MTP bill in process of finalisationWhile answering a question on the steps taken by the Government to review and strengthen the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Amendment Bill, 2014, Union Health Minister, JP Nadda, in the Lok Sabha, on Monday, said that MTP is in the process of finalisation. The minister, in the reply, said, “Following the inter-ministerial consultations, the […]

One-third of abortions conducted at home, states NHFS survey

While replying to a question in Lok Sabha, the minister of State for Health and Family Welfare minister informed that according to National Health and Family Survey (NHFS) 4 (2015-16) around one-third (27.4%) of the abortions are conducted at home and 19% women have faced complications post-abortion

One-third of abortions conducted at home, states NHFS surveyWhile studies on the prevalence and trends of unsafe abortions in India is limited, the health minister added that there is no direct evidence on the proportion of abortion conducted under these conditions. NHFS 4 states, as much as 47 per cent of the abortion are conducted by Nurse or ANM, or LHV, Dai, family […]

Pregnant woman seeks to abort pregnancy due to marital distress

This would be the first instance wherein a woman has appealed to the Supreme Court to terminate her pregnancy due to domestic harassment

Pregnant woman seeks to abort pregnancy due to marital distressA 20-year-old pregnant woman has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to grant her permission to terminate her pregnancy. The lady, who is 22 weeks pregnant, wants to abort her child as she has been a victim of domestic violence. Her husband threw her out of the house, when she crossed the 20th week […]

Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states study

Women who have an abortion may be no more likely to develop depression than women who don’t, a Danish study suggests

Abortion not interlinked with increased depression risk, states studyResearchers examined data on 396,397 women born in Denmark between 1980 and 1994, including 30,834 who had an abortion and 85,592 who had a baby. Overall, 15 per cent of the women had at least one antidepressant prescription. Women who had an abortion were 54 per cent more likely to take antidepressants in the year […]

Ireland overturns abortion ban with strong ‘yes’ vote

The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%. A referendum held last Friday resulted in a landslide win for the repeal side

Ireland overturns abortion ban with strong ‘yes’ voteCurrently, abortion is only allowed when a woman’s life is at risk, but not in cases of rape, incest or fatal foetal abnormality. The Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right to life to the mother and unborn, will be replaced. The declaration was made at Dublin Castle at 18:13 local time on May 25. […]

‘Marzi’ helpline launched for unwed mothers

The number of unwed mothers is going up owing to the lack of education and social and family reasons. In such circumstances, it becomes imperative for the girls to opt for abortion. Due to the loopholes in the abortion law, the girls at a young age shoulder the responsibility of motherhood. For which, Beed district's Jagar Pratishthan and Pune’s SAMYAK NGO’s have joined hands and started a helpline ‘Marzi’ for women

‘Marzi’ helpline launched for unwed mothersThe helpline has been launched to guide unwed mothers. Through this helpline, the women will be educated about the PCPNDT act and will be provided health services. Unwed mothers across Maharashtra can avail this facility. Currently, 4 to 5 women call on the helpline asking for the guidance. The helpline number: 9075764763 Speaking to My […]

Mumbai witnesses decline in abortion numbers

The abortion figures have come down in Mumbai compared to last few years. According to BMC’s health department’s data, 33,526 women underwent abortion for various reasons in Mumbai's municipal hospitals in 2016-2017. However, only 24,667 women underwent abortion in the year 2017- 2018

Mumbai witnesses decline in abortion numbersAs per the information received by the BMC’s health department: In the year 2013-2014, 30,117 women underwent abortion. 27,940 women got it done within 12 weeks and 1,330 women underwent abortion after 12 weeks. In the year 2014-2015, 30,742 women underwent abortion. 28,554 women got it done within 12 weeks and 1,396 women underwent abortion […]

Bombay HC grants permission for abortion in 28th week of pregnancy

The bench took note of the argument by petitioners lawyer Meenaz Kakalia that if the abortion was not allowed, not only the child will be born with abnormalities, but forcing the woman to continue with the pregnancy will cause her much trauma and affect her mental health, and thereby her constitutional right to life

Bombay HC grants permission for abortion in 28th week of pregnancyToday in Mumbai, the Bombay High Court today allowed a woman to terminate her 28-week pregnancy, taking into consideration among other things, the mental trauma she was likely to suffer as her foetus was found to have severe abnormalities. While the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act does not allow termination of pregnancy after 20 […]

Lancet abortion study, not a representative of the country govt informs Lok Sabha

Around 22 per cent or 3.4 million abortions were done in public health facilities. But 11.5 million or 73 per cent were medication abortions done outside health facilities and 0.8 million were conducted by informal providers

Lancet abortion study, not a representative of the country govt informs Lok SabhaThe Lancet figures reported: India reported around 1.56 crore abortions in 2015, reports the study published in The Lancet. Close to half, or 48%, of pregnancies were unintended and 0.8 million women used unsafe methods for an abortion, putting their health and lives at risk. Using abortion pills was the most popular method, which made […]
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