Supreme Court allows abortion of 31 weeks pregnant 13-year-old rape victim

Supreme Court (SC) of India has passed the order of abortion of a 13-year-old rape survivor. She is in the 31st week of her pregnancy. Reportedly, SC has ordered to carry out the abortion on September 8

Supreme Court allows abortion of 31 weeks pregnant 13-year-old rape victimMy Medical Mantra had exclusively reported about the case after a leading gynaecologist and social activist Dr Nikhil Datar was visited by a mother on August 9, 2017, whose 13-year-old daughter is 27-weeks pregnant. The victim then had filed a petition in SC, pleading for abortion of her foetus. Nishant Katneshwarkar, Chief Standing Council, State […]

Doctor couple arrested for conducting 36 illegal abortions

Shocking news from Solapur has deeply saddened people across the state. As the Akluj police has arrested a doctor couple for conducting illegal abortions at Sia maternity home

Doctor couple arrested for conducting 36 illegal abortionsFemale sex ratio has dropped considerably, in comparison to the male sex ratio. Meanwhile, a shocking incident in Solapur has shaken the people. A doctor couple has conducted 36 illegal abortions, in duration of last one-and-a-half year. After receiving a complaint from Varsha Deshpande, from Satara’s ‘Lek Ladaki Abhiyan’, police caught Dr Tejas and Dr […]

Special officer to be appointed for the implementation of PCPNDT Act, says Dr Deepak Sawant

With drop in female sex ratio in the state, the state government’s health department held an urgent review meeting regarding the effective implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act

Special officer to be appointed for the implementation of PCPNDT Act, says Dr Deepak SawantIn one of the few important decisions taken at the meeting, Dr Deepak Sawant, the state health minister said every district in the state will have a special officer to monitor PCPDNT cases. While the female sex ratio in the state in 2015 was 960, it has fallen sharply to 899 in 2016. The areas, […]

Abortions post 20-week mark: 4 Maha women approach SC

Four women have approached the Supreme Court with appeals to abort their unborn children, who have been detected with life-threatening abnormalities. Doctors call for extension of Medical Termination of Pregnancy to 24 weeks

Abortions post 20-week mark: 4 Maha women approach SCThursday night will perhaps be the longest ever for Nisha Sanghvi (name changed) and her husband. The couple are on tenterhooks as they await an approval from the Supreme Court (SC) to abort their first child during a hearing on Friday. Nisha, who is 21 weeks pregnant, had to make the heart-breaking decision after scans revealed her […]

Woman to petition SC to abort unborn child after abnormalities in head discovered

Although Section 3 of the Medical Termination of pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a woman is filing a petition asking for abortion of her 26 weeks foetus due to absence of a major portion of the brain, skull or scalp

Woman to petition SC to abort unborn child after abnormalities in head discoveredA fresh case of a moral dilemma has come in front of doctors in Mumbai. A 26 weeks pregnant woman will soon be petitioning to abort her foetus owing to anencephaly. For Dr Nikhil Datar, the trail of such cases in this one year has been endless. Anencephaly is a condition which includes absence of […]

Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to terminate her foetus, due to abnormalities

A Kolkata resident, who found out that her foetus had an abnormality in her 20th week of pregnancy had filed a petition in the Supreme Court, to allow her to abort the child.  While hearing the petition on the June 23, the SC observed that, the abortion law should be stretched beyond 20 weeks  

Supreme Court allows Kolkata woman to terminate her foetus, due to abnormalitiesIn a landmark judgment, in what is being considered as a ray of hope for a pregnant woman, the Supreme Court on Monday allowed a Kolkata woman, to terminate her 25 plus week foetus that is suffering from a severe cardiac abnormality. Doctors, who are advocating stretching the abortion limit from 20 weeks to 24 […]

Abortion law should be streched beyond 20 weeks, observes SC

In India, Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The Kolkata resident, who found out that her foetus had an abnormality in her 20th week of pregnancy, is the ninth case that Mumbai’s gynaecologist Dr Nikhil Datar has helped to reach out to the Supreme Court in last one year

Abortion law should be streched beyond 20 weeks, observes SCIn a ray of hope for women wanting to abort beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy due to terminally ill foetus, the Supreme Court on Friday said the abortion law should be stretched beyond 20 weeks of pregnancy. A bench of Justices YV Chandrachud and SK Kaul was hearing the petition of a 33-year-old woman from […]

Gynaecologists to women lawmakers: Raise voice against 20 weeks abortion ban

Yet again, a woman has knocked the door of the Supreme Court with a plea of aborting her 23-week-old foetus after diagnostic test reports revealed that she is suffering from a complex cardiac condition which cannot be treated. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 does not allow abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Gynaecologists say it is high time for the government to amend the 45-year-old MTP Act so that more women do not suffer.

Gynaecologists to women lawmakers: Raise voice against 20 weeks abortion banYet again, a woman has knocked the door of the Supreme Court with a plea of aborting her 23-week-old foetus after diagnostic test reports revealed that she is suffering from a complex cardiac condition which cannot be treated even with multiple surgeries. In India, the Section 3 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, […]

SC rejects woman’s plea to abort foetus diagnosed with Down Syndrome

The 37-year-old woman, who is in 23rd week of her pregnancy, filed an abortion plea with Supreme Court after she found that the foetus has Down Syndrome. However, rejecting the plea, the Apex court said, ‘We have a life in our hands.’

SC rejects woman’s plea to abort foetus diagnosed with Down SyndromeDoctors’ fraternity has voiced a deep disappointment over Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to reject an abortion plea of a 37-year-old woman pregnant with 23-week-old foetus which has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome. Doctors have opined that quality of life of the unborn child and social as well as financial burden the mother will have to […]

‘Extending medical termination of pregnancy to 24 weeks is need of the hour,’ says President of FOGSI

There is a strong demand among doctors to change the PCPNDT Act. FOGSI will be organising workshops across the country for doctors and educate them on PCPDNT Act. Doctors will be trained on how to stick to the law to ensure there is no violation

‘Extending medical termination of pregnancy to 24 weeks is need of the hour,’ says President of FOGSIThe 24-weeks extension for medical termination of pregnancy is need of the hour, says Dr Rishma Dhillon Pai who took over as president of the Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), the umbrella body of gynaecologists in India which has 34,000 members. In an exclusive interview with My Medical Mantra, Pai talks about several […]