NEPAL/INDIA – Reports find that young, unmarried girls are resorting to unsafe abortions because of the failure of health services

…to provide them with information and confidential abortion care. At least 12 health institutions in Rolpa, Nepal, including Rolpa District Hospital, provide safe abortion pills for unwanted pregnancy up to nine weeks free of cost. The hospital and two primary health centres also provide safe aspiration abortions up to 12 weeks free of cost.

INDIA – Abortion pills should be everywhere !

I bought them online. They’re easy to get, and they’ll change everything. One afternoon about a year ago, just as the US Senate began considering Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, I logged on to Day Night Healthcare, an online pharmacy based in India, and ordered a pack of abortion pills. A few hours later, I got a call from a Day Night customer service agent with a warning. If my credit card company … Continued

INDIA – Delhi High Court seeks Centre’s response to plea for raising abortion upper time limit

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre on a petition seeking to raise the time limit for terminating pregnancy in case of health risk to the mother or the fetus from the current upper limit of 20 weeks to 24-26 weeks. The Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice Brijesh Sethi sought responses from the Health and Law Ministries, and the National Commission for Women on a petition filed by social activist … Continued

INDIA – Unsafe abortion and abortion-related death among 1.8 million women in India

Iby Ryo Yokoe, Rachel Rowe, Saswati Sanyal Choudhury, Anjali Rani, Farzana Zahir, Manisha Nair BMJ Global Health, 2019 May;4(3) DOI: (Open access) Abstract [adjusted odds ratios omitted, text added from main article] Introduction: Unsafe abortion is a preventable cause of maternal mortality. While studies report high number of abortions in India, the population-level rates of unsafe abortion and their risk factors are not well understood. Our objective was to analyse the rates of and risk factors for unsafe abortion … Continued

SEXUALITY POLICY WATCH – SexPolitics: Trends and Tensions in the 21st Century – Contextual Undercurrents

This new collection of papers edited by Sonia Corrêa and Richard Parker is the fourth publication of Sexuality Policy Watch’s most recent cycle of transnational analyses of sexual politics, begun in 2015. It comprises seven articles chartering main trends and debates at work in sexual politics in Africa, the Anglo-Caribbean Region, Europe, Latin America, post-Soviet countries as well as China and India.

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