Advocacy & Campaign

NATIONAL CAMPAIGN ON SAFE ABORTION

Introduction to the campaign

Unsafe abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in India. The burden of abortion related mortality and morbidity is disproportionately higher among adolescents and adult women from marginalized groups.

Though abortion is legally available under the provisions of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (MTP Act) of 1972, but poor implementation of the Act and quality of abortion services pose several barriers for women’s access to safe abortion services.

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