New delhi: almost three out of every four women (73 per cent) in india who undergo abortion take the help of a pharmacist or an informal vendor, according to a study medical methods using the drugs recommended by the world health organization account for four in five abortions in india yet, they are. The indian supreme court on 27th october, 2017 in the case of anil kumar malhotra v ajay pasricha, dismissed a man's petition who was seeking damages from his wife as she had terminated her pregnancy without his consent the husband had contended that the pregnancy was illegal as per the. One in three of 481 million pregnancies in india ended in an abortion, according to the country's first large-scale study on abortions and unintended pregnancies that accounted for 2015 data the country recorded around 156 million abortions in 2015, reports the study published in the lancet close to. Typically, an abortion that involves medicines costs about rs 3000 – rs 5000 in india surgical abortion varies depending on the type of surgery, hospital facilities , complications involved, and post-op care the cost can range anywhere between rs 5000 to rs. Irrespective of the marital status of women, access to safe abortion services and quality post-abortion care, including counselling, need to be legally guaranteed. Since abortions in india are allowed only up to 20 weeks of pregnancy, the couple petitioned india's supreme court to allow them a to terminate the pregnancy, which was by then 27 weeks the court rejected their pleathe couple, who chose to remain anonymous in the much-publicised case, said in.
Her pregnancy, said to be the result of a rape, was not discovered until after the 20-week limit for legal abortions in india, and the supreme court refused to waive the limit. As a 10-year-old little girl, 32 weeks pregnant with her alleged rapist's child, prepares to deliver the baby in chandigarh, little does she know that her tragic circumstances have rekindled the longstanding abortion debate in the country last week, the supreme court denied her plea to terminate the. Sweeping amendments have been proposed to the abortion law in india, including certification of a wider range of providers these proposals have faced vehement opposition from professional associations however, even within the scope of the current law, some key actions could help to substantially improve access to.
Genderand development: the tricky debate on abortion: where the medical termination of pregnancy act conflicts with two other laws. Abortion in india has been legal since 1971 and there are about 11 million abortions performed per year through history, women have practiced forms of birth control and abortion these practices have generated intense moral, ethical, political and legal debates since abortion is not merely a techno medical issue but the. India news: a total of 156 million (156 crore) abortions took place across india in 2015, against the 7 lakh figure the centre has been putting out every year f. The socio-cultural aspect of abortion in india: law, ethics and practise bhavish gupta meenu gupta abstract abortion is a phenomenon that has been deliberated upon since times immemorial and continues to be a topic of contention even today this debate can be recapitulated in two terms- pro.
According to the first national study of the incidence of abortion and unintended pregnancy in india, an estimated 156 million abortions were performed in the country in 2015 this translates to an abortion rate of 47 per 1000 women aged 15–49, which is similar to the abortion rate in neighboring south. Read more about 56% abortions in india unsafe despite being legal kill 10 women every day on business standard a legislative amendment to increase gestation limit for abortion from 20 to 24 weeks has been hanging fire for three years. Pip: the 1972 medical termination of pregnancy act in india legalized abortion in order to reduce the incidence of illegal abortions a survey of attitudes toward the legislation was conducted in moradabad district generally urban attitudes were more favorable 644% rural and 576% urban had unfavorable attitudes.
Unsafe abortions kill one woman every two hours, according to a report by global health strategies, india. A doctor argues in favor of training nurses and ayush practitioners to become abortion providers as the 2014 update to india's mtp act remains in limbo. This article contains a simple explanation of the abortion laws in india. The secular public discussion on abortion in india has generally been centred around the need to prevent sex selective abortion because of its social consequences abortion has also been discussed in the context of maternal health, where it is feared that contraception use is substituted by repeated induced abortions.
Considering the raging abortion debate in the rest of the world, getting an abortion, in legal and practical term is fortunately much easier in india for women who need it going to a clinic for an abortion can be just like going to a clinic for anything else health-related safe and normal it is legal to terminate an.
India's supreme court has refused to allow an abortion for a 10-year-old girl, allegedly raped by her uncle, on the grounds that she is too far into her pregnancy a doctors' panel told the court that, at 32 weeks, termination of the pregnancy would be too risky her pregnancy was discovered two weeks ago. A 10-year-old rape victim who was denied an abortion by india's top court gives birth in a case that has drawn outrage about the sexual abuse of children. The medical termination of pregnancy act of 1971, which went into effect on 1 april 1972, significantly liberalized abortion laws in india prior to enactment of the legislation, the indian penal code (act no 45 of 1860) permitted abortion only when it was justified for the good faith purpose of saving the life of the woman.