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Abortion Myths and Facts

What You Should Know About Abortion:

Abortion is legal in India. It must be carried out by gynaecologists or other medical practitioners who are certified to carry out the procedure. It can be done up to 20 weeks of pregnancy in any circumstances, regardless of the marital status of the mother. Abortion after 20 and until 24 weeks is allowed in cases that satisfy the following conditions:

  • Survivors of sexual assault or rape or incest.
  • Minors.
  • Change of marital status during the pregnancy (widowhood and divorce).
  • Women who are physically disabled.
  • Mentally ill women.
  • Foetal anomalies that may be incompatible with life such that the child may suffer from physical or mental abnormalities to be seriously handicapped.


Myths About Abortion Debunked:

Many people are opposed to abortion and have spread several myths about this procedure. The following are the myths about abortion and the facts that debunk them:

  • Abortion causes infertility:

Many people believe that abortion causes infertility. However, this is false. Abortion does not increase the chances of infertility or any other pregnancy complications in the future.

  • Abortion is a dangerous medical procedure:

This is not true. Abortion, when done by a professional gynaecologist in an abortion clinic is a safe procedure. In the majority of cases, it does not cause any long-term damage.

  • Emergency contraception:

An emergency contraception is taken within 5 days of sexual intercourse. It comes in the form of several medical pills such as levonorgestrel. There is a misconception that these pills end a pregnancy, i.e., cause an abortion, which is false. It prevents pregnancy from taking place by preventing ovulation from occurring.

  • Abortion causes long term psychological problems:

There is no evidence that shows that women who have got an abortion have long term psychological problems. Research, studies and surveys show that most women who get an abortion do not regret their decision.

  • Abortion drugs absorb the foetus into the body:

Medical abortion drugs cause the foetus to be expelled from the body. This process is similar to a miscarriage.


Abortion is Safe:

There is no reason for you to fear getting an abortion. It is a safe and effective procedure. You are unlikely to suffer from any complications due to it.

If you want to get an abortion then please come to the Chennai Abortion Clinic. Our gynaecologists and medical practitioners will perform an effective and painless abortion on you.