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The importance of considering the evidence in the MTP 2014 Amendment debate in India - unsubstantiated arguments should not impede improved access to safe abortion
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8947-2949
2015 (English)In: Global Health Action, ISSN 1654-9716, E-ISSN 1654-9880, Vol. 8, 1-4 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

With the objective to improve access to safe abortion services in India, the Ministry of Health and Welfare, with approval of the Law Ministry, published draft amendments of the MTP Act on October 29, 2014. Instead of the expected support, the amendments created a heated debate within professional medical associations of India. In this commentary, we review the evidence in response to the current discourse with regard to the amendments. It would be unfortunate if unsubstantiated one-sided arguments would impede the intention of improving access to safe abortion care in India.

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2015. Vol. 8, 1-4 p.
Keyword [en]
health policy, abortion, India, women's health
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Health Sciences
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Health and Welfare
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-17369DOI: 10.3402/gha.v8.27512ISI: 000352006700001OAI: diva2:810782
Available from: 2015-05-08 Created: 2015-05-08 Last updated: 2016-05-31Bibliographically approved

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