The Constitution of India provides fundamental protections for all Indians. Most crucially, the constitution protects the Right to Life and a number of derivative rights, including the right to health and the right to be free from cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. The Government of India has developed a number of specific laws to address reproductive rights issues including child marriage, medical termination of pregnancy and sex selection.
To correct fundamental rights violations and to improve the reproductive rights situation in India, the government of India has developed a number of schemes to improve healthcare, to increase institutional deliveries, and to encourage healthy behaviour. Finally, India is a party to a number of international human rights conventions that obligate the government to protect, promote, respect and fulfill reproductive rights.
This section provides a brief overview of existing legal protections in India.
Military spouses face higher perinatal depression riskArticles, Issues, Maternal Health, News, Quality of Care, Uncategorized, WORK
January 14, 2019
Women whose partners are away on military deployment are at greater risk of developing mental illness during the perinatal period, according to a review paper published in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University's Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research (VFI)
Emergency caesareans put new mothers at higher risk of developing postnatal depressionArticles, Issues, Maternal Health, News, Uncategorized, WORK
January 23, 2019
A new study has revealed first-time mothers who give birth via unplanned caesarean section are 15% more likely to experience postnatal depression.
The author of the study is calling for more mental health support for women whose babies are delivered via emergency caesarean section, or C-section — a
Fertility among women on wane across AP: SurveyArticles, Issues, Maternal Health, News, Quality of Care, States, WORK
January 30th, 2019
VIJAYAWADA: Total fertility rate ( TFR) among women in Andhra Pradesh is much less than the national average of 2.3 per woman.
While the lowest TFR in the country is 1.6, AP has a TFR of 1.7, and the urban TFR is as low as 1.5, says the National
Enhancing WHO’s standard guideline development methodsArticles, Issues, Maternal Health, News, Quality of Care, States, WORK
28 January 2019 ¦ Recommendations in WHO guidelines are based on sound scientific evidence. Fundamental steps in the process for guideline development include formulating key questions, evidence retrieval and synthesis, and appraisal of the quality of the evidence. But the methods used in these steps were originally conceived for the
Experts body calls for accelerated efforts to reduce maternal, newborn deaths and still birthsArticles, Maternal Health, News, Quality of Care, Safe Abortion, States, WORK
New Delhi, 21 January 2019: An expert group has called for strengthening and expanding sexual and reproductive health services in Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region, to reduce deaths of mothers and babies, which despite substantial decline in recent years continues to be at unacceptable levels.
“Though millions of
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