Where to find good abortion clinic in Chennai?

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As a woman and as a Public Health practitioner, women’s sexual and reproductive health is of extreme importance and relevance. So, I thought I could start off this series with a look into Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP), in layman’s terms Abortion in Chennai.

Chennai and abortion

There’s no better place to start than at home, Chennai. MTP raises a variety of moral, social and legal questions. If the pregnant woman feels the necessity to terminate her pregnancy, does she have the right to do so? If she does upto what moment and on what conditions?

MTP is legal only upto 20 weeks of pregnancy and only under certain specific conditions, such as:

  1. If continuation of the pregnancy would be a risk either physically/mentally to the mother
  2. If the woman is not ready to become a mother yet
  3. If the fetus shows abnormality in the scan and tests, which would prove that it would be born severely handicapped. According to the Declaration of Chennai, Review of the MTP act in order to halt sex selective abortion, in 2007, it was established that it is the Woman’s right to chose to carry the child to term or terminate the pregnancy. All this information was easily accessible and very informative.

The provision for MTP services was the next big question on my mind. So, I did a quick search on public domain with simple keywords like, abortion clinics in Chennai, MTP clinics in Chennai, government abortion clinics etc.

This is some of the information that I could gather.

Requirements for abortion clinics:

Abortions are done in a hospital or in a clinic that specializes in abortions and both may have separate requirements. To have an abortion in a hospital, you may need to visit a birth control clinic, your family doctor or a women’s health centre first. In both the clinic and the hospital, the actual procedure takes about 10 minutes but they may insist on keeping the woman under observation as seen fit.

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Some of the places where you can get the required information on MTP services are:

  1. A women’s healthcare centre at a hospital
  2. A Planned Parenthood Association
  3. Your nearest public health unit
  4. A birth control centre
What is given and what is not!

However, beware!

There are also quite a few illegal MTP centers in several areas around Chennai. So kindly enquire thoroughly before choosing a clinic. On further research into the number of centers, I found that over three-quarters of abortion-certified facilities are in the private sector.

MTP is every Woman’s right and to deny her the same, is not only a violation of her rights but also, putting her in harm’s way. An online search fails to provide easy access to information on MTP clinics in Chennai. It just gives us a clinic name and address in the yellow pages or Just Dial.

I found the names and addresses of around 90 Clinics and hospitals with Obstetricians and Gynecological services of which only 10 to 15% were government institutions.

Unsafe Abortions

A holistic approach is needed that will not lead to more women seeking out unsafe abortion providers, resulting in an increase in maternal deaths. A long-lasting solution can be achieved, only by bringing about a cultural change and definitely not by clamping down on abortion services and drug availability. India is far from this goal but She is most definitely on Her way, one step at a time!

Author profile:

Dr. Meenakshi Thiagarajan is a dentist and a Public Health professional. Women’s sexual and reproductive health are her areas of interest. In her free time, she pens her thoughts down. You can find her writing on social stigmas.

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  1. Hi i had miscarriage by natural method using Honey and sesame seeds before 5 months, and now for the past 4 months i didnt get normal period and it always a dark brown blood is coming what am i supposed to do now please help me..?

        1. Hi i am in a live in relationship for the past 2 years me and my boyfriend are not ready for parent hood , i got my last periods on aug 2 nd and on september when we took a home pregnancy test it was negative but on october 22 it showed positive , i would like some to help me find a safe abortion method or centre.

  2. Hi
    I’m in relationship with my girlfriend for the past one year. she got her last periods on October 4th and today 16 November we took a home pregnancy test it was positive. I would like some to help me find a safe abortion method or centre.

  3. Hi
    I’m in relationship with my girlfriend for the past one year.She got her last periods on October 17th and on November 21st ( she has been receiving irregular PMS blood stain and symptoms compared to her normal PMS.) If at all this signifies pregnancy I would like to find a safe abortion method or centre to be carried out.

  4. I had early and very light period, worried about the reason. Looking for further help and also looking for non-judgmental and safe gynecologists.

  5. Hi, Me & my Girlfriend are in relationship, She skipped her periods this month! We are now not ready to get married or a parenthood, if it is a pregnancy where to have MTP in chennai safely?

  6. Hi,
    My girlfriend got her periods last November 08. This is 33rd day and she never got her periods late. We are unmarried and need to do MTP. Home test turned out positive We both are major adults. Located in Chennai. What do we need for this to keep it private? Will this create any legal issue? Any help is appreciated.

  7. My girlfriend got her periods last November 08. This is 33rd day and she never got her periods late. We are unmarried and need to do MTP. Home test turned out positive We both are major adults. Located in Chennai. What do we need for this to keep it private? Will this create any legal issue? Any help is appreciated.

  8. Hi i got my last period on 13 nov. And i was under Azthrol and isokon 10mg
    I had protected sex during the time . My period was is due on 13dec
    I still have not got my period and pregnancy test says negative.
    Wat can be the issue

  9. Hi, Me & my Girlfriend are in relationship, She skipped her periods this month! We are now not ready to get married or a parenthood, we are waiting for the right time to tell at home, we don’t want you disappoint them with his new.. if it is a pregnancy where to have MTP in chennai safely?

  10. My girlfriend has skipped dates for 3 days we are afraid that she is pregnant. We are afraid and worried. Kindly let us know if it can be aborted.

  11. Hi i got my last period on 13 nov.
    I had protected sex during the time . My period was is due on 13dec
    I still have not got my period as of 24 dec and pregnancy test says nothing.
    .. if it is a pregnancy where to have MTP in chennai safely?

  12. Hi me and My girlfriend are in a relationship and she has skipped dates. Her last period was on Nov 16 and till now she has not got her period. Its been 38 days since her first date. We didnt do a pregnancy test. But if it turns out to be positive where should I consult in Chennai for abortion ?. She is 21 of now and we are not ready marriage or parenthood. Any help regarding this?

  13. Hi!
    Me and my girlfriend had unprotected sex during her expected period date i.e. 22nd December. Her last period started on 22nd November. Her periods hasn’t started yet. We haven’t tested for pregnancy yet. Could she be pregnant? If yes, where can we safely abort as we are not yet ready for the child. Please help us.

  14. Hi.. Me and my girl friend are in relation.. We had intercourse on 27 November.. Still she got positive for pregnancy test.. How can it be aborted safely

  15. Hi,
    My girlfriend has missed her periods by 7 days. We are not yet ready to enter parenthood. Any help in authentic MTP centers will be helpful.

  16. My girlfriend(age 25) has missed her periods by 7 days. We are not yet ready to go into parenthood. Please provide details on authentic MTP centers and doctors for consultation.

  17. Me and my girlfriend are in a relationship for the past two years we did a home test and it is positive we want to abort it due to personal reasons .kindly give us the details.

  18. I’m 2 weeks late and i’m worried that I might be pregnant. I’m not sure and I don’t want to take a home pregnancy test before i’m ready with a way to handle the situation. I’m definitely not ready for motherhood. Is there a safe way to handle this situation? Who do I consult?

  19. My friend thinks she might possibly be pregnant and she approached me as I’m a medico. However, I do not knwo any clinic in Chennai that does not stigmatise premarital abortion. Can you help me out?

  20. We had unprotected sex couple of weeks ago. Now my girl friend didn’t get her period today is 36th day, only white discharge. We are unmarried and we don’t want to be parents now

  21. Hy Me and my girl were in relationship we used to have protected sex but unexpectedly now she GT pregnant we need to do an safe MTP in Chennai could you please help me

  22. Hi we used to have protected sex, unfortunately she got pregnant, we are un married. Could you please help where we get safe MTP in Chennai .

  23. Hi I am not ready for second child due to career challenges. Did home test an got fatial line. Need to abortion pill please help

  24. Hello,
    Looks like my girlfriend and I are pregnant due to unprotected sex. Unfortunately we are looking to terminate the fetus.. kindly suggest

  25. Hi, Me & my Girlfriend are in relationship, She skipped her periods this month! We are now not ready to get married or a parenthood, if it is a pregnancy where to have MTP in chennai safely?

  26. Hi madam, we had an first unprotexted sex 2 days before periods. As a result she didn’t get her period for last 10 days. She’s not getting any sign of pregnancy but after 3 days of sex she gets a pain in her stomach as same as like periods pain but periods didn’t came. We are unmarried couples planning to marry after six months only, so now we are not planned for this so we are worried. Please do some help. We are from Chennai

  27. Hi my girlfriend is 1 week pregnant and we don’t want Parenthood right now .will natural remedies help her avoid pregnancy or is there any option?

  28. Hi ,
    My sister is 21yo and skipped periods this month. Had a home test that shows positive. She wants MTP. Can you please help us with how to proceed?

  29. My wife 42 years old we had a safe method sex last month. right now she s missing her periods and having morning sickness.. We are now looking for safe abortion in chennai…

  30. Am 3 months pregnant and want to do surgical abortion can u please recommend any good hospitals in Hyderabad or chennai and also pricez

  31. Hai,
    I am in a live in relationship and my gf skipped the periods this month. Test showed positive.
    We are not ready for parenthood.
    Plz help with the termination procedures.
    I am in Chennai. Help is much appreciated.
    And has to be safe.

  32. My period is 6 days late. I have period symptoms but no period yet. I need to confirm that I’m pregnant but in this situation I’m not able to take a test.
    If I have to get a MTP where can I do it. I need a very understanding gynaecologist as I’m 20 years old and unmarried.

  33. Hello I’m 29 years old and unmarried and I last got my period on Feb 3 and last week I had the test done and it’s say positive but since we are not married we don’t want to proceed it now.. I would like to have a safe abortion and would like to know the procedure time taken and where can I have to done pls advise as the situation is not that great around.

    1. Hello I’m 22 years old and unmarried and I lost got my period on Dec5 and last month I had the text done and it’s say positive.I’m looking for a safe abortion and around in chenai.could you please suggest reliable hospital.

  34. I am currently 7 weeks pregnant and would like to terminate my pregnancy. Where in Chennai can this be done

  35. I got periods last march 07. This is 44th day and l never got periods late. l am unmarried. What do we need for this to keep it private? Any help is appreciated.

  36. I got periods last march 07. This is 44th day and l never got periods late. l am unmarried. What do i need for this to keep it private? Any help is appreciated.

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