Twelve million child marriages, despite decline

A total of 12 million child marriages have been recorded in the country according to the census data of 2011, of whom 7 million are boys and 5 million are girls below their respective legal age of 21 and 18 years, according to a report released by the National ..... Read More

A pregnant woman walked 20km after MP hospital denied her treatment, baby died shortly after delivery

In a shocking case of apathy from health officials in Madhya Pradesh, a new born baby died after the mother who was forced to walk 20 km and delivered the baby on the road. The incident happened in Katni district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday. Beena, resident of Barmani village, ..... Read More

Indian supreme court rejects child rape victim’s abortion request

India’s supreme court has refused to allow a 10-year-old rape victim to have an abortion because doctors said she was too far into her pregnancy. The girl is eight months pregnant, and doctors told the court a termination would pose a threat to her life. Her lawyers said her family ..... Read More

The World Health Organization issued a ‘Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV’

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently issued the first ‘Consolidated guideline on sexual and reproductive health and rights of women living with HIV’. The guideline provides directions for providing comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and rights-related services and support for women living with HIV. It emphasises on ..... Read More

Tribals want government to scrap 1979 order denying sterilisation access

An order passed by the Madhya Pradesh government on December 13, 1979, issued by the Public Health and Family Welfare Department, placed restrictions on the availability of sterilisation services to certain tribes called Primitive Tribal Groups at the time. A PIL has been filed by HRLN on behalf of ..... Read More
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