As high as 80% of abortions in India are with medical abortion pills. Pratigya Campaign for Gender Equality and Safe Abortion recently commissioned a study with the Centre for Media Studies on “Availability of medical abortion pills in the urban markets of four Indian states (Bihar, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh)”. This study covered 1,008 retail chemists to understand the awareness levels and attitudes of the chemists stocking and selling the pills. It found that in Rajasthan, none … Continued
…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.
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
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
Iby Ryo Yokoe, Rachel Rowe, Saswati Sanyal Choudhury, Anjali Rani, Farzana Zahir, Manisha Nair BMJ Global Health, 2019 May;4(3) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2019-001491 (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