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 […]

Mumbai: Minor girl to approach Supreme Court for termination of pregnancy

Yet again, a 13-year-old rape survivor has approached a city doctor to seeking help with termination of A 24 week’s pregnancy.  In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy

Mumbai: Minor girl to approach Supreme Court for termination of pregnancy“Once again helping out a 13-year-old rape survivor with 24 weeks pregnancy for termination of pregnancy,” read a Facebook post by Dr Nikhil Datar, medical director and gynaecologist at Cloudnine hospital on Thursday evening. The doctor has so far helped more than 15 women to approach the Supreme Court with a similar plea to terminate […]

Aurangabad: Nurse arrested in connection with illegal abortion

The police have arrested a nurse in Aurangabad for allegedly carrying out illegal abortions. A woman, who was coerced to undergo an abortion by her family, filed a case against the nurse. The police have seized abortion pills and instruments required to carry out an abortion from her house

Aurangabad: Nurse arrested in connection with illegal abortionThe Aurangabad police have arrested a nurse, after a woman filed a complaint with the police against the nurse alleging her of conducting illegal abortions. Lalita Khade, a 40 year-old woman, was arrested on Friday from Bhalgaon area of Aurangabad. According to the police, Lalita Khade was working as a nurse, but since the past few months […]

Bombay HC rejects abortion plea of minor rape victim

The father of a 16-year-old rape victim has approached the Bombay High Court seeking permission to terminate victim’s 27-week pregnancy. The high court, on October 10, had directed the KEM Hospital to form a medical board of expert doctors and examine the present health condition of the victim

Bombay HC rejects abortion plea of minor rape victimMumbai’s 16-year-old minor victim will not be able to abort her child. As Bombay High Court rejected the abortion plea which was filed by her father. The victim’s father has sought the permission to terminate her pregnancy on the grounds of her physical incapability to bear and deliver a child. The victim is mentioned to […]

Minor rape victim approaches Bombay High Court to end 26-week pregnancy

Recently, across India, a number of cases have surfaced where people are approaching the judicial authorities to terminate the over 20-week pregnancy of the women. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971, does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Doctors feel that there is a need to make amendments in the MTP Act

Minor rape victim approaches Bombay High Court to end 26-week pregnancyA father of a 16-year-old rape victim has approached the Bombay High Court seeking permission to terminate victim’s 26-week pregnancy. The high court, on October 10, had directed the KEM Hospital to form a medical board of expert doctors and examine the present health condition of the victim. The court had asked the board to […]
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