Category Archives: Separating Safe Abortion From Sex-Selection

Autonomy and Abortion Access

  We need more girls to be born they say. We need to stop the ‘gendercide’ that is taking place across the world, they say. For social justice. For women’s rights. For human rights. While this is a compelling argument … Continue reading

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Second trimester abortion in Viet Nam – ban or not ban- By Phan Bich Thuy

For the past 10 years imbalances in sex ratio at birth (SRB) has become a major concern in Vietnam. In order to solve this problem the government has adopted certain policies prohibiting use of technology to diagnose fetal sex thus … Continue reading

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Fight for the fetus or the women’s rights?

Globally, there is a lot of stigma surrounding women’s right to safe abortion and India is no different. India is one of the few countries to have access to legal abortion since 1971 but unlike the West, the law was … Continue reading

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The Sex-Selection Conundrum

The act of Sex Selection is linked to Gender Justice and needs to be understood within this framework. The ‘missing girl phenomenon’ pointed out by Amartya Sen in 2001 constitutes a spectrum from pre- natal selection to neglect, infanticide and … Continue reading

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The way PCPNDT ACT is being implemented currently deters medical practitioners from performing abortions and is consequently forcing women towards illegal and unsafe abortions.

Preet Manjusha, ASAP Youth Champion, carried out an exploratory study through her organization Samyak, to document the knowledge and perspectives of private practitioners regarding abortion-related laws. The study also explored practitioners’ interactions and experiences with the PCPNDT (Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal … Continue reading

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