Statement of Concern: Sexual abuse of girls followed by refusal of abortion

Type: Press Release | Published Date: 05 Aug 2017

CommonHealth (Coalition for Maternal-neonatal health and safe abortion) several leading organisations demand that the 10 year old girl in the case reported and the 13 year old girl in Kerala be given immediate medical attention, with a reconsidered medical opinion that takes into account the special circumstances of pregnancy in these children and its life threatening nature, and all efforts to terminate the pregnancy safely as soon as possible be made. We also demand that long term psychosocial support be provided to these girls in order to enable them to heal from this trauma and obtain closure.

Posted on: 06 Aug 2017

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