Abortion and unintended pregnancy in six Indian states: findings and implications for policies and programs

Case Studies & Research
New York
Guttmacher Institute
27 p.

This report summarizes 2015 state-level findings from a large-scale study of six Indian states titled Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion in India (UPAI). Focusing on Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the report estimates the incidence of abortions occurring in facility and nonfacility settings. It also provides representative, in-depth information on the characteristics of abortion-related services (induced abortion and postabortion care) provided by public- and private-sector facilities, in addition to estimates of levels of facility-based provision of care for women with abortion-related complications. Finally, it uses abortion incidence data to estimate levels of unintended pregnancy.

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