Pratigya Campaign
is a network of organizations and individuals focusing on advancing access to safe abortion within the context of gender equality and sexual and reproductive rights.
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Incidence of Abortion in India

15.6

Million

Annual Number of Abortions

12.7

Million

Annual Number of Abortions using medical methods

2.2

Million

Annual Number of Abortions using surgical methods

8%

Contribution of unsafe abortions to Maternal Deaths.

Why expanding the provider base is essential to increase women’s access to safe abortion services

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Pratigya Campaign
is a network of organizations and individuals focusing on advancing access to safe abortion within the context of gender equality and sexual and reproductive rights.
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Incidence of Abortion in India

15.6

Million

Annual Number of Abortions in India

12.7

Million

Annual Number of Abortions using medical methods in India

2.2

Million

Annual Number of Abortions using surgical methods in India

8%

Contribution of unsafe abortions to Maternal Deaths.

Pratigya Infographic on the need for expanding provider base for improving women’s access to safe abortion services

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  • Due to the stigma, most women would rely on riskier, untrained forms of service providers: quacks, village doctors or most probably, a dai (midwife) – Vinoj Manning, CEO, Ipas Development Foundation
  • “Abortion has been legal in India since 1971 but it is still not a woman’s right” – Dr. Nozer Sheriar, Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  • “No society or country can claim to be free and respects human rights until  it can guarantee women’s sexual and reproductive rights including access to safe abortions.” – VS Chandrashekar, CEO, FRHS India
  • “When performed by skilled providers using correct medical techniques and drugs, under hygienic conditions, induced abortion is a very safe medical procedure” – WHO
  • “When you restrict abortions, you only restrict safe abortions” – Dr. Suchitra Dalvie, Coordinator, Asia Safe Abortion Partnership, GHS Media Tool Kit

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