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Where to look for Sexual and reproductive health aid in Ahmedabad

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Where to look for Sexual and reproductive health aid in Ahmedabad

Hidden Pockets visited Ahmedabad and decided to walk the city. The visit became more exciting when we got to know that FPAI i.e. Family Planning association of India is also present in Ahmedabad.  Hidden Pockets decided to visit the clinic. “FPAI is a voluntary non-governmental organization which pioneered the family planning movement in India. It is committed to gender equality and to eliminate discrimination which threatens individual well-being and leads to wide spread violation of health and human rights particularly of adolescents and young women.” – FPAI Brochure.

Legal things to remember while visiting clinics in Ahmedabad:

If you want an abortion, you are not doing anything illegal. It is totally legal under the MTP  (Medical Termination of Pregnancy) Act of 1971.

Under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971, any woman can get an abortion within 20 weeks of her pregnancy under the following circumstances:

  1. If the continuation of the pregnancy would be a risk to the physical or mental health and well being of a woman
  2. If the foetus shows an abnormality in the scan and tests, and thus confirms that if it is born it would be severely handicapped.

[Often, many women are not sure about the time duration of the pregnancy, as in they cannot say for sure, in which week of pregnancy they are in. Thus they are not able to make the right decision about which method of abortion is suited for them. There are different abortions for different weeks of pregnancy. You can chat with us on our Whatsapp Careline and we can help you assess in which week of pregnancy you are in and what are the options you have for abortion:  ]

For abortion in clinics in Ahmedabad, these are some of the basic things you need to keep in mind:

For the first 8 weeks a woman can have a medical abortion

After 8 weeks the safest method to get an abortion is by having a surgical abortion

The cost factor

Not all doctors are allowed to do an abortion. Under the MTP Act, only a Registered Medical Practioner is allowed to give an abortion. These are doctors who have undergone training to give an abortion. Also, not all hospitals and clinics are permitted to give abortions. Only those hospitals and clinics (government or private) which are registered as Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) centres can give an abortion. The cost for abortion varies from doctor to doctor in various private hospitals and clinics.

Getting psychological support while seeking an abortion

Getting an abortion can be an extremely challenging time for any woman, hence it is important for women to not only seek safe, legal abortion from a qualified doctor but also seek support for emotional health and well-being.

What does Hidden Pockets offer to young clients?

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Post-abortion care is important

Once the abortion is done, many women think the ordeal is over and thus there is no necessity to go back to the doctor. Even if the doctor has recommended coming back after a few days, many women opt out of going back to the doctor, thinking there is nothing more to abortion, now that it is all done. However, this is not a healthy choice. There are reasons why your doctor has asked you to come back after a few days. Post-abortion care can avoid a lot of complications for you.

To know more read: Post Abortion Care: 5 Things You should Know

[Hidden Pockets ensures that you are taken care of and supported after your abortion. We take post-abortion very seriously and we want you to have a speedy recovery. We are just one click away:  ]

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Written by : Aisha Lovely George

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