At Least 1 in 4 Abortions in India Self-done at Home; ‘Unplanned Pregnancy’ Most Common Reason: Govt Data

JUNE 17, 2022

At least one in every four abortions in India was performed by the woman herself at home, whereas almost half of the women said the main reason for seeking an abortion was an unplanned pregnancy, government data for 2019-21 analysed by CNN-News18 shows.

The data also shows that the share of abortions performed by the woman herself at home has increased by one per cent from the last analysed period of 2015-16.