Abortions by U-15 Mumbai girls up 67%

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  1. Rowdy

    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    MUMBAI: Abortions among teenage girls below the age of 15 in Mumbai have recorded an alarming 67% spike in 2014-15. Civic data accessed through an RTI further shows that out of nearly 31,000 women who opted for medical termination of pregnancy, 1,600 were below the age of 19.

    Health experts have called the trend of unwanted pregnancies alarming, while harping on the need for better sex education in schools and junior colleges. The BMC data, collated from all licenced Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) centres in the city, shows that in 2013-14 around 111 girls below the age of 15 had undergone an abortion. The number has risen to 185 in 2014-15. Even for the age-bracket of 15-19, there has been a 47% jump when compared with the previous year.

    Interestingly, Andheri east and west emerged as the abortion centres, reporting nearly 6,000 cases. Civic officials have attributed the increase to better and more accurate reporting.

    Social and health pundits, however, also hinted at the possibility of young girls being exploited as well as the prevalence of under-age marriages in Indian society. A senior doctor from a civic hospital said, "Teenage pregnancies are becoming common, though most prefer to get it done in private set-ups for privacy issues."

    "The numbers are shocking," said gynaecologist and former president of Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India Dr Suchitra Pandit. "What is worrisome is these girls are just out of school. On one hand, we have more and more young girls walking up to doctors and asking for contraceptives, and on the other we have these statistics," she added. Pandit believes the reasons vary from curiousity to exploitation to plain ignorance about safe sex.
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  3. Srinivas_K

    Srinivas_K Senior Member Senior Member

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    Circus with statistics, even if 10 more happens to the original 10 then it becomes 100% rise.
  4. sob

    sob Moderator Moderator

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    @VivekShah enough buddy. You are out . Bye Bye. This will not be tolerated here in DFI.

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