Heterotopic pregnancy is the combination of intrauterine pregnancy and ectopic pregnancy. This can happen more often when assisted reproduction techniques are used. As the fertilised egg grows into the baby, the fallopian tube may rupture and may lead to life threatening conditions.
An electrical suction or a syringe like device is used to suck the foetus out of the womb during the surgery. Here, let’s take a look at some differences between the procedures and then depending on your choice and your doctor’s advice, you can take the appropriate route if you plan to abort your baby.
Unconsummated marriage is a committed relationship where there hasn’t been any natural penetrative sex between the man and the woman. Please note that we are not talking about non-binary genders here. The reasons why the couple were not able to have sex depends on the physical and psychological conditions of either person.
Fistula in general means an unusual opening or connection between two places/organs in the body. Vesicovagnial fistula refers to the abnormal opening between the bladder and the vagina. This condition can lead to leakage of urine from the bladder into and out of the vagina.
The apex court of India, on 29th September 2022 said that all women, including those not married could get an abortion up to 24 weeks. “If you take a careful look at the amended act, it never mentions anything about marriage or married women. So, I personally wonder, what made them file a plea in the apex court”
Is there a safe period when you can have sex with your male/female partner and still avoid pregnancy? There is no 100% fool proof method to avoid pregnancy without any contraceptive or a barrier but you can increase the odds of avoiding pregnancy if you know a little bit about a woman’s reproductive system and menstrual cycle.
“Why would you have unprotected sex with an unfamiliar person? Were you drunk or was it without your consent or were you willing to take the risk?” is what I ask when people come to me to get checked up for possible STIs after having unprotected sex with a new partner.
Had unprotected sex and now worried about getting pregnant? Some women may start urinating more frequently followed by paused periods that can indicate pregnancy while some women may see different types of signs. Here is a list of signs that can indicate a possible pregnancy.
Depending on the age of the pregnancy, there are different types of abortions:
Medical abortion (Medical Termination of Pregnancy, done during the first trimester)
Vacuum aspiration (Done during the first trimester)
Dilation and evacuation (D&E) (Done during second trimester)
Labour induction (Rare but done during third trimester)
Effective 25th March 2021, Indian government has amended the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971 in accordance with the advancements in the medical field and changes in the lifestyle of her citizens.
What does the Indian law state about terminating the pregnancy of a pregnant woman? You don’t have to go through all the legal documentation by the authorities (links given below, for reference). You can read and understand the law that we have put up here in terms that everyone can easily understand (we hope).