Sydney, Oct 6: An Indian Australian gynaecologist has been banned for 10 years after the New South Wales (NSW) medical tribunal probing a case of abortion concluded that she was "not of good character".
Dr. Abraham Verghese, best-selling author ofMy Own Countryand Director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, University of Texas, was in India to participate in a two-day conference on clinical ethics. Excerpts from an interview with C.K. Meena:
Alarmed by the increasing female foeticide and the booming abortion-related business, Gujarat government has identified 43 tehsils with lowest sex ratios to create social awareness against the cruel practise.
New Delhi, Sep 24: The 'morning after pill' may now be available across the counter without a prescription, but women can benefit from it only if the government provides low-priced emergency contraceptives through social marketing.
<IMG src="http://www.newkerala.net/april/images/t/renuka-chaudhary-1.jpg" align=left>Hyderabad, Sep 21: Expressing concern over the imbalance in sex ratio in the country, Union Minister of State for Women and Child Development Renuka Chowdhary today said female foeticide was prevalent even in cities which have a sizeable number of educated people.
A doctor conducting sex determination tests and illegal abortions was arrested last week in a joint sting operation conducted by the Gujarat government's health department and the Rajkot collector's office.