Month: August 2020

Why Your Nearby Pharmacist Doesn’t Have Abortion Pills and Why They Should Stock Them

Marking 49 years since the creation of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act 1971a new study published on August 10, 2020 assessed the availability of medical abortion (MA) drugs in six Indian states to understand awareness levels and perceptions of chemists stocking and selling MA pills. Despite the passage of MTP Bill (amendment) in […]

Pharmacies do not stock enough medication for medical abortion; low availability puts women’s lives at risk

Medical abortion pills are disappearing from the pharmacy shelves of several retail pharmacies across the country despite the government’s approval of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Bill in March. The government allowed several changes in the MTP (Amendment Bill), 2020 and also extended the upper limit for allowing abortion from 20 weeks to 24 […]

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