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Medical update: Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Act, 2002 and Medical Termination of Pregnancy Rules 2003

May 2008

The Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, which governs the provision of abortion services in India, was enacted in 1971 to address the country’s high rate of maternal mortality and mor....Read More

Making abortions safer: The way forward

May 2008

This publication presents the highlights of the workshop “Making Abortions Safer: The Way Forward,” held May 5-6, 2008 in India.

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Post training follow-up survey: Bihar and Jharkhand

November 2007

As part of the Increasing Access to Safe Abortion Services project, in July 2005-May 2006 Ipas and state governments of Bihar and Jharkhand trained 80 medical doctors from rural and urban areas to ....Read More

Progress and prospects of MAPnet: A network of medication abortion providers in two districts of Maharashtra, India

March 2008

Medication abortion (MA) can play a vital role in reducing unsafe abortions; however, MA services in India are being provided in an unorganized fashion and are usually limited to urban areas. Worki....Read More

Increasing access to safe abortion services in Uttarakhand

October 2007

This report describes a simple methodology to screen and approve facilities as provider-training sites for comprehensive abortion care.  This approach will help state governments in India adopt an....Read More

Seven Years of NRHM MP Experience

June 2008

The National Health Mission (formerly known as National Rural Health Mission) on its seventh anniversary published selected successful and impactful interventions including IDF CAC model in its rep....Read More

Preventing Unsafe Abortion and its Consequences

September 2006

Unsafe abortion is a significant yet preventable cause of maternal mortality and morbidity in developing countries. This report contains the papers submitted to an interdisciplinary consultation co....Read More

Medical Abortion in Bihar and Jharkhand: A study of service providers, chemists, women and women

July 2005

Very little has been known about the use of medication abortion in India. This study interviews abortion service providers, pharmacists and citizens to measure knowledge and use of the method in tw....Read More

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