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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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Unsafe Abortions: as Defined by the WHO

According to the World Health Organisation, unsafe abortions are defined as procedures for terminating a pregnancy performed by people who lack the requisite skills, or, performed in an environment that is not in conformity with minimal medical standards or both. … Continue reading

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WHO: Clinical Practice Handbook for Safe Abortion Care

Making abortions legal is only the first step ! It doesn’t help unless there is a system in place for is safety and accessibility. Keeping this in mind, the World Health Organisation has released the Clinical Practice Handbook for Safe … Continue reading

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Abortions in the Middle East: Gynuity Report

A report by Gynuity and PRB prepared in 2008 takes a comprehensive look at the scheme of events prevailing in the Middle East and North Africa, concerning abortions. The report notes that unsafe abortions are among the most neglected public … Continue reading

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WHO: Safe Abortions (Technical and Policy Guidance for Health Systems)

The World Health Organisation’s offering, Safe abortion: Technical and policy guidance for health systems, is a panoramic view comprising comprehensive guidelines to govern all the technical and policy requirements of health systems looking to incorporate safe abortion mechanisms in their … Continue reading

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