In Indian Medical Termination of Pregnancy is legal under certain conditions. It is important for us understand the procedure for abortion.
For abortion or also known as Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP), the woman needs to fill a consent form called ‘Form C’. Only the consent of the women is required for performing the medical termination.
The woman is provided with a medicine kit containing mifepristone and misoprostol. These medicines are best helpful in first 12 weeks (1st Trimester of abortion).
The doctor properly explains how to utilise these medicines as it is important to take these medicines in a proper way and under the doctor’s guidance
- Day 1:One 200 mg tablet of Mifepristone is taken
- Day 3 (between 24 to 48 hours):Misoprostol pills of 200 mcg each (total of 800 mcg) are given orally or vaginally.
- Day 14 – 15:Person returns for a post-treatment examination to affirm that a complete end of pregnancy has happened.
The doctor would recommend to come back for an ultrasound check up after 15 days. Then get an ultrasound (abdomen) done because it is important to find out if the abortion is completed and women is safe.
These medicines don’t have any side effects but should be always taken under the doctor’s guidance. It is always better to see if the clinic has displayed the certificate for medical termination practice. One needs to be careful from quacks or unregistered doctors.