56 million abortions occur worldwide in unsafe way

An estimated 5.6 million abortions occur worldwide in an unsafe manner, killing at least 22,800 women every year. This information is given in the most comprehensive report of the Gutmature Institute on global abortion trends in the last decade. Banning abortion cannot prevent women from ending pregnancy, but in such a situation they can resort to dangerous methods to prevent unwanted pregnancy, which increases the risk.

Padma Shri Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) said, "One of the major reasons for the high rate of miscarriage is that people in many areas do not get good contraceptives, resulting in unwanted pregnancy. Cases begin to increase. Abortion pills can be effective, provided they are taken appropriately. However, many women find them the right way to take them. It is not known, which can be fatal for their health. Only a few percent of women have access to abortion pills. In this case, other women also need to be informed about this so that they can use these pills. Use and reach a good health care center in case of any complications. "

According to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (1971), a registered medical practitioner may abort up to 12 weeks of pregnancy if the mother or child is in danger of life, or up to 20 weeks of pregnancy with the approval of two registered medical practitioners Can be dropped.

Dr. Aggarwal explained, "There is a need for education and awareness about contraceptives and abortion. To assess the situation, time is needed to see safe abortion from the perspective of reality and it is available in the whole country. It is also important to ensure that women of all strata of society get the right information. "


By giving anesthesia for abortion, the fetus can be removed through surgery or can be medically done by giving pills. These drugs alter hormones to trigger abortions. Concern is about another way in which the pills are swallowed or placed in the vaginal tract. There is a need to improve facilities in public health service centers for safe abortion, while awareness programs can prevent many women from misusing drugs.

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