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Abortion Practice in India A Review of Literature - Lecture Notes - Indian Literature - Heidi Bart Johnston

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Post: December 21th, 2011
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The Government intended for this Act to reduce the incidence of illegal abortion and consequent maternal morbidity and mortality. However, 30 years after the groundbreaking
The Government intended for this Act to reduce the incidence of illegal abortion and consequent maternal morbidity and mortality. However, 30 years after the groundbreaking
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Abortion Practice in India: A Review of Literature Heidi Bart Johnston The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act of 1971 greatly liberalised the indications for which abortion is legal in India. The Government intended for this Act to reduce the incidence of illegal abortion and consequent maternal morbidity and mortality. However, 30 years after the groundbreaking legislation, the majority of women seeking abortion still turn to uncertified providers for abortion services because of the barriers to legal abortion. While some uncertified providers offer safe services, many provide unsafe abortions that result in complications or death. Women with access to fewer resources, for example low-income rural women and adolescents, are among those most likely to turn to unsafe abortion and have complications. Studies suggest that the choice of specific provider is most often not made by the woman inducing abortion but with or by her husband or other family members. While the incidence of abort..

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