India’s Abortion Epidemic

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India's Abortion Epidemic

Despite health risks, middle class women in India are increasingly resorting to unlicensed abortions.

By Ritu Mahendru
July 11, 2017

India’s kitty party culture provides a common place where women get together on a monthly basis and discuss some of the most sensitive and controversial issues. “One of the topics that keeps emerging is recurrent abortions in married and divorced women,” says Nira, the main female orator of this party. Nira reveals that most abortions are being carried out because of unplanned pregnancies and a lack of trust in modern contraceptive methods.

Continued at source: The Diplomat: http://thediplomat.com/2017/07/indias-abortion-epidemic/