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Need to Invest in Building a Supportive Ecosystem for Women

Since November 2021, with CSR support from Emcure Pharmaceuticals, IDF has been working to introduce the chatbot to rural, young women in Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh an endeavor that has led to empowering over 12,000 rural young women with correct information and guidance on fulfilling their health needs. This has been made possible with the visionary support of Ms. Namita Thapar, CEO of Emcure Pharmaceuticals who believes in the individual strength of each woman and is committed to their upliftment and empowerment.
March 2022

Source : APN News


महिलाओं को मेडिकल टर्मिनेशन ऑफ प्रेग्नेंसी एक्ट के बारे में जागरूक कर रहे हैं देवेंद्र त्रिपाठी

महिलाओं और निर्णयकर्ताओं के लिए सुरक्षित गर्भपात सेवाओं को अधिक सहज बनाने की आवश्यकता अनवरत चलती रहनी चाहिए: भौगोलिक पहुंच बढ़ाना; सामर्थ्य में वृद्धि; उच्च गुणवत्ता वाली गर्भपात देखभाल प्रदान करना और सेवाओं की गोपनीयता को प्राथमिकता देना. इसी क्रम में सांझा प्रयास एक स्वैक्षिक संगठनों का नेटवर्क है जिसके माध्यम से जनसमुदाय, सरकारी अधिकारियों, नीतिनिर्धारकों एवं समुदाय आधारित गैर सरकारी संगठनों तक प्रजनन स्वास्थ्य, सुरक्षित गर्भपात सेवाएं एवं गर्भपात पश्चात परिवार नियोजन सेवाओं के बारे में जानकारी पहुंचाने का प्रयास किया जा रहा है. यह नेटवर्क उत्तर प्रदेश एवं बिहार के 20 जनपदों में कार्य कर रहा है.
November 2021

Source : News18


New abortion rules recognise minors as vulnerable, seek to make services more accessible to them

The new abortion rules notified by the Government recently recognise minors as a vulnerable category and seek to make services more accessible to them. But social stigma and conflict with POCSO Act, 2012, or the law against child sexual abuse, pose hurdles. The Medical Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Rules, 2021, define new categories of vulnerable women who are allowed termination up to 24 weeks upon meeting certain conditions and with the permission of two doctors.
October 2021

Source : The Hindu


The Urgent Need to Normalize Abortions in India

I am a married woman in my late-30s and have had a spontaneous abortion many years ago. It was a wanted pregnancy, and it just didn’t go through its complete term. I was told not to talk about it – it is not good for people to know that you have problems conceiving or carrying a pregnancy. That experience changed my life - it reiterated to me the burden to prove fertility that women in India (and maybe across the world) carry, and it brought to life some stories I had heard about the traumatic experiences of terminating a pregnancy (although mine was for very specific medical reasons).
October 2021

Source : mid-day


Let us remove all doubts: Reproductive rights are essential

Women have been the worst sufferers of Covid-19 due to multiple reasons. The pandemic warrants a reminder that reproductive rights are human rights – they are essential and urgent   It may not be wrong to say that human rights were introduced in India right back in 1950 with the development of the Constitution of our country. The human rights movement has seen rapid progress and success, and many national programs and mechanisms have been introduced to complement the growing recognition of an individual’s rights. Reproductive rights continue to be ambiguous in the Indian context. While the importance of the rights of both men and women to choose and control their own reproductive functions has gained prominence, the introduction of this concept is especially complicated in India given the complex social structures – procreation is often seen as a social expectation and an individual’s rights are overlooked.
December 2020

Source : The Times of India


Supreme Court’s abortion ruling brings focus back on proposed amendments to MTP Act

The Supreme Court's verdict allowing a woman from Mumbai to abort her 24-week pregnancy for abnormality of the fetus that could endanger her life has brought focus back on the proposed amendments to the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971. "The proposed changes to the Act will save such women from going to court and hence, a delay in abortion, mental trauma as well as huge expenses," says Vinoj Manning, Executive Director, Ipas Development Foundation (IDF), an NGO that works on increasing women's access to comprehensive abortion care in India.
September 2019

Source : The Times of India


Government plans equal abortion rights for single women

In a move that will make it easier for single women to safely and legally terminate unwanted pregnancies, the health ministry has recommended recognising "failure of contraceptive" and "unplanned pregnancy" as lawful reasons for abortion among all women, married or otherwise. At present, the law recognises these two reasons for abortion only in case of "married" women. The relief is part of a series of recommendations made by the health ministry for amendment of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act.
September 2019

Source : The Times of India


Allow non-allopathists to perform abortions (Vinoj Manning)

Despite abortion being legal in India for almost five decades, every day 10 women die, and thousands more face serious and permanent injuries due to unsafe abortions. This is unacceptable. Unsafe abortion is the third largest cause of maternal mortality and accounts for eight percent of all maternal deaths in India. A recent study conducted jointly by International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Population Council, New Delhi, and Guttmacher Institute, New York, estimates that only 22 percent of the 1.5 crore abortions that occur in India every year take place at a private or public-sector facility and are performed by trained personnel.
June 2018

Source : The Pioneer


Abortions in city rise 5%, health experts dub it a ‘positive’ trend

In order to strengthen the safe abortion services in the city as well as the state, the health & family welfare department has recently conducted training of its personnel. They will be ensuring that all due medical procedures are followed during the abortion process at different district hospitals and health centres. Authorities informed that the primary objectives of these centres is to provide safe, high quality services including abortion, family planning as well as post abortion counselling. AC Baishya, executive director at the National Health Mission (NHM), informed G Plus that safe abortions were already taking place in all district hospitals; however, the department has now taken additional steps to strengthen the practice.
May 2018

Source : The Times of India


Assam: Safe abortion training for medical staff in districts

The state government is in the process of training medical officers and nursing staff on comprehensive abortion care in different districts to ensure women have access to safe abortion by trained medical staff. The state government has set up centers in 23 districts where 65 gynaecologists are engaged in imparting training to medical officers (MBBS doctors) and nursing staff. While doctors are being trained for 12 days, nurses have a shorter training duration of six day. So far, 426 doctors have been trained under this programme. Ipas Development Foundation, a global organization, is providing technical support to the state government in this initiative.
May 2018

Source : The North East