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 […]

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echo

Foetal echo is a procedure that can be done between 18 to 24 weeks of pregnancy. The technology, has now come to be used in various Mumbai based hospitals to identify congenital heart defects so as to provide better treatment

Identification of heart defects in mother’s womb via foetal echoIt is believed that among ever 120 children in India, one is diagnosed with a heart defect and about a third of them have serious heart defects. At a time when we speak highly about caring for our heart, doctors are looking for alternatives to avoid such late diagnosis. With ultrasound technology at its best, […]

Mumbai’s 13-year-old rape victim delivers a baby boy

 The Supreme Court had order termination of the pregnancy of the 13-year-old rape victim on Sept 06, 2017. But, as termination was possibly life threatening for the minor girl, owing to complications. The doctors at JJ hospital decided to perform a delivery via C-section

Mumbai’s 13-year-old rape victim delivers a baby boyMumbai’s 13 year old rape victim has delivered a baby boy, on Friday afternoon in Sir JJ group of Hospital’s. Doctors say the baby was delivered through C-section around 12:30 Friday afternoon. The doctors, who performed the surgery, informed My Medical Mantra that both the mother and the baby boy are doing fine. While speaking […]

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 […]

Mumbai doc helps 27 weeks pregnant 12-yr-old approach SC for MTP

Dr Nikhil Datar, who has helped nine women terminate pregnancies after 20-week deadline, is helping the girl’s hapless family file a plea for abortion with the Supreme Court

Mumbai doc helps 27 weeks pregnant 12-yr-old approach SC for MTPThis is a dilemma that no human being, be it a doctor or a judge, would want to face –making a choice between saving a life of two children. Leading gynaecologist and social activist Dr Nikhil Datar was visited by a mother on August 9, 2017, whose 12-year-old daughter is 27-weeks pregnant. “This is the […]

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, […]