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Category: Health-Indicators :: Infanticide
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Give world's poorest women control over sex, birth, to cut inequality - UN 17.10.2017 deccanherald.com
A failure to give the worlds poorest women control over their bodies could widen inequality in developing countries and thwart progress towards global goals aimed at ending poverty by 2030, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Tuesday. Countless women and girls worldwide are denied a say in decisions about sex and childbirth, and struggle to access health services such as family planning, leaving them at risk of unwanted pregnancies and abortions, a UNFPA report said. Access to birth control allows women to delay and space births, reducing mother and child deaths, boosts economies by freeing up women to work, and leads to smaller families with parents able to spend more on childrens health and education. Yet many of the worlds poorest women - particularly the youngest, least educated and those living in rural areas - are missing out because such services are too few, too costly, or frowned upon by their families and communities, experts say. This can widen the gender gap, reinforce ...
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US Senate to vote on 20-week abortion ban: Mitch McConnell 17.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] Oct 17 : US Senate will vote on a 20-week abortion ban, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Monday.
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SC seeks views on guidelines for abortion 15.10.2017 Hindu: National
The Supreme Court has sought a response from the government on framing of guidelines for setting up a permanent mechanism for termination of pregnancy beyond 20 weeks in exceptional cases.A bench hea...
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SC seeks Centre`s response on guidelines for abortion beyond 20 weeks 15.10.2017 Zee News : India National
The Supreme Court has sought a response from the government on framing of guidelines for setting up a permanent mechanism for termination of pregnancy beyond 20 weeks in exceptional cases.
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Bombay HC denies permission to 16-yr-old rape survivor to undergo abortion 14.10.2017 Hindu: National
Rape survivor is 27 weeks pregnant
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Bombay High Court rejects teen's plea for abortion 13.10.2017 DNA: Money
The Bombay High Court on Friday refused to grant permission to a 16-year-old minor seeking to abort her 27-week pregnancy. A division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Prakash D Naik turned down the petition filed by the father of the alleged rape victim girl. It relied on the report of KEM hospital which indicated that the foetus was in normal condition. It said "Even if we want to help you (victim) we cannot do anything because of the medical report." The victim's father had sought permission to terminate her pregnancy on the grounds of her physical incapability to bear and deliver a child. It is said that the victim is suffering from anaemia. The report submitted by KEM hospital opined that the pregnancy is about 27 weeks by clinical and sonographic evaluation. If the pregnancy is terminated now after correction of anaemia as per the patient's and family's request, the baby has about 80 per cent chance of survival as per weight and about 52 to 75 per cent chance of survival as per gestational ...
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HC denies permission to rape victim to terminate 27-week pregnancy 13.10.2017 Rediff: News
Doctors claimed that the girl continue with the pregnancy owing to the potential risks to her health if the pregnancy is terminated at such a late stage.
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13-year-old rape victim to quit school to care for newborn boy 12.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
If no one marries my daughter, at least the baby will grow up and take care of her, says tribal girl’s mother
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Sex with minor wife: 10 yrs in 1860 to 18 now, how marital rape law changed 12.10.2017 Latest News
After the Dec 16 gangrape incident, Parliament in 2013 raised age of consent to 18 years
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Sex with wife aged between 15 and 18 years is rape, says Supreme Court 11.10.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
It voiced concern over thousands of minor girls being married in mass wedding ceremonies on Akshaya Tritiya
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Sex with wife below 18 years is rape, punishable under IPC: Supreme Court 11.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
It voiced concern over thousands of minor girls being married in mass wedding ceremonies on Akshaya Tritiya
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SAVE GIRL KID: Sikar to say hum aath-aath hain 11.10.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Now, young couples tying the knot will take eight ‘feras’ instead of customary seven. In a unique initiative by Sikar district collector Naresh Thakral, the eighth round will signify vow against female foeticide.  Pandits performing marriage rituals will ask the bride and bridegroom to take extra round of the holy fire and take a vow to ‘save the daughter and teach the daughter’. In a bid to ensure success of ‘beti bachao, beti padhao’ programme, Thakral came up with the idea of linking it with religious customs and rituals. Recently, he held a meeting with pandits and requested them to participate in ‘beti bachao beti padhao’ campaign in the district. Subsequently, he asked them to make young couples take an extra ‘fera’. The pandits have lauded the district collector’s initiative and assured him of their full cooperation. FERA VOWS Pandits performing marriage rituals will ask couples to take extra round of the holy fire and take a vow to ‘save and teach the daughter’. The initiative is the idea of ...
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Self-managing abortions safely 7.10.2017 Hindu: Home
Medical abortion (MA) is a method of termination of early pregnancy using a defined combination of drugs. Recognised as a very safe technology, it is the preferred choice of women across the world. MA...
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Police officer raped woman in Ghaziabad 7.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
Police in Ghaziabad have booked one of their officers on charges of raping a woman and forcing her to go for abortion.
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Revisiting the debate on abortion law 7.10.2017 Hindu: News
In August this year, Sri Lanka’s Cabinet approved a draft Bill allowing abortion under two circumstances — when the foetus is diagnosed with a lethal congenital malformation or when the pregnancy is c...
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HC asks Centre, Maha to list steps taken to regulate online sale of medicines 7.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Expressing concern over the rampant unauthorised sale of medicines online, the Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government and the Centre to list the steps taken to regulate it. A bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice NM Jamdar also directed the Centre to inform the court of the steps taken to stop the widespread online advertisements for sale of drugs without prescription. The directions came while the bench was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking that the government tackle illegal sale of Schedule H or prescription medicines online. The PIL had claimed that often college students bought such medicines, including sleeping pills and abortion pills, online without any prescription or by providing fake medical prescriptions. As per the plea, the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940, and Drugs and Cosmetics Rules 1945, prohibit online sale of such medicines that mandatorily require a doctors prescription. Such drugs include anti-pregnancy pills, sleeping tablets ...
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HC asks Centre, Maharashtra to list steps taken to regulate online 7.10.2017 ET: Pharma
The directions came while the bench was hearing a Public Interest Litigation seeking that the government tackle illegal sale of 'Schedule H' or prescription medicines online.
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Bombay HC asks Centre, Maharashtra to regulate sale of medicines online 7.10.2017 All Current Affairs Stories
Express concern over the rampant unauthorised sale of medicines online
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US lawmaker resigns after sex scandal 6.10.2017 All News-IANS Stories
US Republican Congressman Tim Murphy has announced his resignation after his affair with a young woman came to light.
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Some 25 million unsafe abortions occur each year, UN health agency warns 5.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
NEW YORK: About 25 million unsafe abortions, accounting for 45 per cent of all abortions, occurred every year from 2010 to 2014 worldwide, with 97 per cent of those unsafe procedures occurring in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, a new United Nations study has found.
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