Unsafe Abortion In India: Access, Services, and Policy

Unsafe Abortion In India: Access, Services, And Policy- Jhalak Aggarwal 

Abstract:
13 women die due to unsafe abortions in India every day. Almost 6.4 million abortions occur in India annually, making it a leading cause of maternal mortality[1]. This paper discusses the plight of unsafe abortion services in India, shedding light on the regenerative health issues that are preventable but have been dismissed and neglected by emotional debates and discussions. Socio-economic vulnerability, early pregnancy, and insufficient and inadequate access to healthcare services put many women at the risk of unsafe abortions. The paper draws evidence from various sources to present the author’s perspectives on how improper access to safe abortion care acts a major barrier.  (Read Full Paper)