Abortion

Relevant Acts/ Rules

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (Amendment), 2002

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Rules

 

Policy Guidelines and Policy Related Documents

Safe abortion: technical and policy guidance for health systems (Second edition)
World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research

National Comprehensive Abortion Care Guidelines
National Health Mission

Making abortions safe: a matter of good public health policy and practice
M. Berer, World Health Organization Bulletin, 2000

Second trimester abortion: Women’s health and public policy
Reproductive Health Matters, Volume 16 Number 31, International Consortium for Medical Abortion

 

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Safe Abortion
CommonHealth, Action Research and Trainning for Health(ARTH), Centre for Health and Social Justice (CHSJ) and Sahaj

Frequently asked clinical questions about medical abortion
World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research

 

Unsafe Abortion

From concept to measurement: operationalizing WHO’s definition of unsafe abortion
Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization

Preventing unsafe abortion and its consequences – Priorities for Research and Action
Ina K. Warriner, Iqbal H. Shah(Eds, Guttmacher Institute, 2006

Unsafe abortion: the preventable pandemic
Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization

Unsafe abortion: global and regional estimates of the incidence of unsafe abortion and associated mortality in 2008 (Sixth edition)
Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization

Economic Impact of Unsafe Abortion-Related Morbidity and Mortality: Evidence and Estimation Challenges
Vlassoff, M., Shearer, J. Walker, D. and Lucas, H., IDS Research Report 59

Addressing the Consequences of Unsafe Abortions: Insights from Pathfinder Program Experience
Pathfinder International

 

Health and Women’s rights

Abortion Practice in India: A Review of Literature
H.B Johnston, Cehat

Reports and Publications

Abortion: Facts and Figures 2011
Deborah Mesce and Donna Clifton, Population Reference Bureau

Accessing Safe Abortion in India
Dr Nozer Sheriar, Journal of Family Welfare

 

 

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