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Mumbai Recorded 44 percent Rise in Abortion Cases in 2012

May 20, 2013 15:34 IST

A data released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reported that Mumbai witnessed a rise of 44 percent in the number of abortions in the year 2012 with 28455 abortions. The released data was a compilation of data received by various private and public hospitals and nursing homes in 2012.

In 2011, Mumbai witnessed 19701 cases of registered abortions in the year. Bhandup that recorded 2603 cases in 2012 and turned up to be the abortion capital of the year. Bhandup was followed by Chembur with 2509 abortions and Andheri East that reported 2489 cases of abortion cases.

As per the experts, the abortions couldn’t be linked with the sex-determination tests as maximum of the abortions took place in first trimester, the period when it is not possible to detect the sex of the fetus. The sudden increase in the number is the reason of the better reporting of data by hospitals that is also supported due to computerization. The report is being considered as an accurate one because of the stringent follow-up of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Law.

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