Indian Health Ministry proposes several amendments to the abortion law

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At present, the law on abortion in India recognises failure of contraceptive as a legal reason for abortion only if the woman is married. The national Health Ministry has proposed to allow single women to opt for abortion in cases of unplanned pregnancies, a move aimed to allow single women to exercise their reproductive rights.

Correction to Zika Virus Update re Brazil policy

The Ministry of Social Development has been announcing that it would grant access to a social security benefit known as the BCP (in the value of one monthly minimum wage: US$ 300) for all mothers of babies affected by Zika related congenital syndrome. However, since then, the only concrete measure that has been adopted was the transfer of additional resources to states to accelerate the diagnostics of Zika infections and related effects.

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