Rajesh B. Goel2, Dipti Khedekar3
Professor, 3Junior Resident} Department of Obstetrics &
Gynaecology, Terna Medical College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra,
Professor, Department of Community Medicine, MGM�s Medical College &
Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, INDIA.
Academic Editor: Dr.
Aher K. R.
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.
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 GP�s are offering Medical
Abortion, out of which 40% have poor knowledge about it. The quality of
medical abortion services offered by various GP�s does not correspond to
the type of degrees they hold. The maximum quality of skills offered by
GP�s is average. Conclusion: By modifying a few current MTP
policies, medical abortion can be safely merged into the existing Indian
health care infrastructure.