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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, MGM�s 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 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.