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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109


Volume 4, Issue 1, 2012 pp 19-21


Research Article


Legalising Medical Abortion...Where We Stand?


Deepa Kala1, Rajesh B. Goel2, Dipti Khedekar3

{1Associate Professor, 3Junior Resident} Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Terna Medical College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.

2Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, MGMs Medical College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Academic Editor:  Dr. Aher K. R.



Aim: This study was undertaken to know if the availability of medical abortifacients can legitimately be considered a public health success in our country or is it a curse to the medical society by increasing the burden of unsafe and septic abortions. Methods: A group of hundred general practitioners were voluntarily asked to fill a proforma. Their answers were graded on a scale of minimum 1 to maximum 2 score. The whole data was then analysed for statistical significance. Result: Almost 63% of GPs are offering Medical Abortion, out of which 40% have poor knowledge about it. The quality of medical abortion services offered by various GPs does not correspond to the type of degrees they hold. The maximum quality of skills offered by GPs is average. Conclusion: By modifying a few current MTP policies, medical abortion can be safely merged into the existing Indian health care infrastructure.