India: Under-19 abortions high in Mumbai, reveals RTI query

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Under-19 abortions high in Mumbai, reveals RTI query
The query revealed that there were 33,526 abortions in 2016-17, of which at least 491 were girls below 19 and 1,336 single women

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Published: May 16, 2017

Since 2013, abortions have increased from 30,117 to 34,790 in 2015.

A query under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that at least four women died due to complications arising from abortion in 2016-17 after undergoing medical termination of pregnancy (MTP) at Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)-run hospitals. Three of them succumbed to sepsis, which experts claim can be prevented by infection-control mechanisms.

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