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Legal issues pertaining abortion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   hi
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
User :   I am preagnant
User :   and i want to abort
User :   plz suggest
User :   if it is right
User :   will there be any complications.
Doctor :  
please provide your age, location, occupation
Doctor :  
when was your last menstrual period?
User :   29, hosewife
User :   27 Jan
User :   27 Jan
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
Medical termination of pregnancy comes under MTP act, which states that the abortion can be done if
User :   I used pergnancy strip to detect it
Doctor :  
there is potential chances that baby is not developing well, i. e, some gentic abnormaily is there
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or the mother is not fit to carry the pregnancy
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like she is having heart disease or some other affection which might risk her life if pregnancy progresses.
Doctor :   otherwise abortion is illegal
User :   ok
User :   so are there any complications of abortion
Doctor :  
there are, complications of abortion such as heavy bleed, sometimes life threatening, and also later issues with infertility
User :   is there a safe way to abort
User :   to avoid these... or if abortion is done early
Doctor :  
the complications remain the same whether it is done early or late, in late pregnancy the risks become higher
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   I read somewhere that abortion before3months is not considered illegal.....
User :   In some case.
Doctor :   abortion before3months is not considered illegal if it results due to rape or incest and the girl is unmarried
User :   ok.. if the girl is unmarried.. then there are any other legal issues.... just wanted to know for my information
User :   ?
Doctor :   if the pregnancy results due to rape or incest
Doctor :  
then abortion can be done
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and in that case it can be done legally
User :   and in umarried case... do the couple ave to marry??
Doctor :  
if both partners agree to it, yes they should marry
User :   ok... thanks doc
Doctor :   if they dont agree to marry but the pregnancy results
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due to to mutual understanding and submission
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then both are held responsible
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   just one thing
Doctor :   yes, please proceed
User :   what is the further action then
User :   when both unmarried are responsible
Doctor :  
the family and elders should be informed and both should get married, if not then it is left to them to decide whether to continue pregnancy
Doctor :  
with girl stil remaining unmarried or marry some one else
User :   ok.. just wanted to know if there are some legal issue then
Doctor :  
whatever the issues are, the first and foremost thing is that abortion is illegal
User :   ok
Doctor :  
it is legally done only in few cases
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   that is it
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