Delhi: July 23, 2011
The morning after pill, once hailed as a revolution in birth control, is slowly trapping the city’s youth in a vicious cycle of passion, guilt and trauma. The brazen abuse of the over-the-counter (OTC) emergency drug is triggering severe side-effects, and sometimes even failing to prevent pregnancy, forcing girls to suffer the agony of successive abortions. Shockingly, the city’s abortion clinics have a steady inflow of school and college-going girls. Pushed by the government and promoted by pharma firms, emergency contraception was advertised as an option for women since 2002 but made available over the counter since 2005.
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