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Female Genital Mutilation: India’s Dark Secret


  Below is an article written by Harinder Baweja for the Hindustan Times Imagine being taken to a room in a dark decrepit building. Imagine being pinned down on the floor. Imagine your underwear being taken off. Imagine seeing a knife being heated on the gas stove. Imagine the same hot ..... Read More

Despite Sterilization At Delhi Govt Clinic, Woman Gets Pregnant, Asks For Compensation


A 28-year-old mother of four has moved the Delhi High Court seeking compensation from the Delhi government for the failure of a parivar seva clinic run by it to sterilise her, leading to her fourth pregnancy. The petition, which seeks implementation of the Centres Family Planning Indemnity Scheme, was listed for ..... Read More

The Lancet release latest study on abortion and unintended pregnancy in India


The Lancet have released their latest study on incidences of abortion and unintended pregnancy in India, with the research period taking place in the year 2015. This is an incredibly important study, as there is generally a lack of information surrounding incidences of abortion in India, which contributes to ..... Read More

56% Abortions Unsafe Despite Being Legal; Proposed Amendments On Hold


Niketa Mehta was in the 24th week of her pregnancy when a test revealed substantial abnormalities in the foetus’ heart that posed a risk to its survival. Mehta decided to abort, but found herself restrained by the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, which prohibits abortion of a foetus ..... Read More

HRLN file petition regarding non-availability of alcohol to detect TB


HRLN recently filed a petition on the non-availability of alcohol, which had nearly stopped the early detection of Tuberculosis through Sputum Smear Microscopy, which required alcohol to facilitate the testing.  The case was widely reported in the newspaper. Although the case is ongoing, the centre has directed the state to make ..... Read More
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