New Delhi: 2nd September 2013
Abortion data in India is a curious case. Even as the Central Health Management and Information System of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) recorded 11.06 lakh abortions in India in 2008-09, there is no official data available on unsafe abortions in the country. This, when the Registrar General of India — Sample Registration System (RGI-SRS) — estimates that 8 per cent of maternal deaths in India are attributed to abortions — a majority of these to unsafe procedures.
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