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Hinder 13.9% w/w Cream

Manufacturer: Eris Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Eflornithine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Hinder 13.9% w/w Cream is used for slowing down or lessening the growth of facial hair in women. It is an enzyme inhibitor, and works by blocking the enzyme required for facial hair to grow.

Do not use Hinder 13.9% w/w Cream if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in Hinder 13.9% w/w Cream. Before using Hinder 13.9% w/w Cream tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, if you are allergic to certain food items or substances, if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, or if you have any broken skin, or any kind of sores or boils on the affected area.

Hinder 13.9% w/w Cream comes in the form of a cream, which has to be applied to the affected areas of the face and/or the chin. You cannot wash the area for up to 4 hours after application of the cream. Hinder 13.9% w/w Cream is only for external use, so avoid contact with eyes, mouth, nose or vaginal area.

Hinder 13.9% w/w Cream has very few effects, such as skin tingling, redness of skin after application, or temporary burning and stinging if the affected area.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dermatologist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Hinder 13.9% w/w Cream may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Burning discomfort
Stinging sensation
Dry skin
Tingling sensation
Hair follicle inflammation.
Is It safe with alcohol?
No interaction found
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Eflora 13.9% cream may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Hinder 13.9% w/w Cream , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Ajanta Pharma Ltd
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Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Eflornithine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Hinder 13.9% w/w Cream is used to treat excess facial hair in women and African trypanosomiasis. It acts as a suicide inhibitor for ornithine and prevents the same from accessing the active site.
What are you using Hinder 13.9% w/w Cream for?
facial hirsutism
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Popular Questions & Answers

Please provide good answer for vaginal dryness. No vaginal gel like pregahope pressed conceive plus r not available at medical shops. So please suggest me a natural gel. Whether liquid paraffin oil can be used.

Gynaecologist, Kota
Medicated cream visna can b used by man/woman prior to intercourse. U can also use coconut oil, olive oil, vit E oil, vasline. But they can hinder woman getting pregnant or may break condom. Drink lots of water, soy milk n protiens, fresh fruits n veggies, omega3 fatty acids n some daily exercise. N take care of proper hygiene.

I am in mental tension because my GATE exam is just one month away and I am having mood swings at this time means when I get stress I started to study more but more of the time I feeling to quit the preparation and starts watching TV (its not good foe my career). I don't what is happening, I hope you are getting.

M.A.(H)Psychology, PG Diploma in Child Guidance and Family Therapy
Psychologist, Delhi
I am in mental tension because my GATE exam is just one month away and I am having mood swings at this time means whe...
Hie lybrate-user. There is only one work brain can do at a time, especially when it comes to studies. You can either talk, or study. You can't do both. And, this determination to continue studying without giving in to talking (any distraction) is what we say concentration. And, when will you not give in to talking, but to the reading? When the necessity arises. You have an exam tomorrow, you turn your books upside down! (but even then there wouldn't be complete concentration as your mind is busy with anxiety, we will come to that later) Have an incentive You must make deadlines to have a better focusing power. A target to reach, and an award to gain at the end will drive you to complete the task to certain extent. This technique works best with children, by luring them to complete their homework in exchange for a chocolate. But, we are past that stage and for us, we need a better motivation and that would be pride. Pride is a very good motivator when it comes to studies, and its positive usage will increase your concentration levels as you have something to prove (could be to self, friends, family, girlfriend, anyone.) Have a clarity Unclear mind will hinder with your progress. You aren't sure if you can read the particular chapter. You aren't sure if you can complete it. You aren't sure if you can memorize it. Your unsure nature will dampen your enthusiasm and in return, your concentration fluctuates. You read a sentence, and that devil named what if is back. That put a break in your study journey, and it takes a whole before you can get rid of it. Know it, believe it. It is all in your mind. This is a real-life deadlock. I will read if I understand it. I will understand it only if I read it. Unless you break the chain, it will go on. --------------- Now, you have an incentive and a clear mind without any prejudices. That won't do. You still need to work on few more things. Surrounding Your surroundings should be as per your convenience. Do you prefer reading on bed? Or mat? Or a chair? Do you refer the room with fan? Or without it? Or outside in nature? Do you prefer sitting in a calm and silent place? Or a chatty one? Do you prefer surrounding yourself with food-snacks? Water? Eatables? Do you prefer hard music while reading? Or soft music? Or no music at all? Do you prefer reading in a large reading rooms? Or in private? Do you prefer a combined study? Or a single preference? Your concentration will be to its maximum when you are in apt surrounding suiting your preferences and tastes. I am likely to have greater concentration reading on bed, with fan, a slightly chatty atmosphere with soft music, eatables around me in a private room and no group study. Yes, you can read in other conditions too, but build your concentration with the factors favorable to you, and then it becomes a bit easier to deal with unfavorable factors. So, pick yours today. Make efforts to achieve or recreate that surrounding around you. No expectations Don't hold any expectations. Don't. A million times no. You aren't a robo, and yes, you will take more time than you planned. Don't be disappointed if you complete only one question in the time you allotted for 3 questions. It is not because you were lacking concentration, it is because you are reading it with your own abilities. Thinking is far more easy than doing, and we always hold a greater number when it comes to studying. It is absolutely normal. There is nothing wrong with your concentration power, or your reading skills. It is a trick played by our mind. The sooner you accept it, you won't be dragging down your normal concentration. ---------------- Those will help you get to the right state of mind, and maintain that concentration, but you should follow these methods to boost that concentration. Interval study technique Did you ever notice that you always tend to remember the first and the last of your study session? The most of the part that you fail to recall falls under the middle category of study. Suppose you study continuous for 1 hour, your concentration will be the maximum at the beginning and at the end as you are getting to the end of your study time. In those 60 minutes, you are likely to remember only 20 minutes of the study, the remaining being a blur. To avoid this interval study technique is mostly adopted (actually there isn't any specific reference of this technique. This is from observations I made and few other facts combined) You divide that same 1 hour into 3 intervals each of 20 minutes. Each 20 minutes interval when divided at its most has 10 minutes and other 10 minutes with no prominent middle time group. Now, you take another 10 minutes gap, before starting the next 20 minutes cycle. This way, you will have 2 intervals of 20 minutes for study, and another 20 minutes (10 + 10) for break. In 1 hour, you will be making the best of 40 minutes and at the same time be rejuvenating yourself. I also call this a 20 minute study cycle. With practice, you can slowly increase the interval range form 20 to 40 to 1 hour. But, a break for every 45-50 (avg 1 hour) minutes is preferable. Water dosing Mind work exhausts you faster than physical work. Generally, people advice you to wash your face if you are feeling drowsy. But, as a matter of fact, for the next consequent 10-15 minutes, you will be drowsy! The best remedy to keep your concentration intact is to drink water, not splash it on your face. Being hydrated is an easy and inexpensive way to increase energy levels. You don't need vitamin water or sports drinks; they only add extra unneeded calories. Keep a fresh water source with you at all times and drink throughout the day. Add lemons, limes or oranges for taste variety (if you want) Drink water. Some prefer caffeine (it has nervous system stimulants ). Chocolates work on the same principle (dark chocolates are preferred) Other tips: Stay away from distractions (to reduce the chances of swaying your mind) Don't isolate yourself, and have minimal peer talks (absolute necessary boost for concentration) Have a timetable made for your study (no matter you follow it, or not ). Timetable will help organize your study, and give a clear mind, instead of jumbled thoughts of what to read. Meditation/ Dancing/ Yoga will help you relax your mind, and clear it of any prior negative thoughts. Try toning down anxiety to the maximum. It will only make you jumpy and decreases concentration power. Summing this up: Make studying a necessity - Have an incentive; have clear mind Make yourself comfortable - Favourable surrounding; less expectations Study methods - 20 minute/ interval study technique; water dosing Extra tips - No distractions; social talks; timetable; meditation; no anxiety. Thank You All The Best.
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I have a pcod more dhan 2years and infertility. Can I pregnant soon. Please help me doctor. I have worry about it. Pls answer me doc. Then what I do for pregnant soon.

MBBS, DGO, DNB, CIMP, Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery, Diploma In Minimal Access Surgery, Fellowship In ART
Gynaecologist, Chennai
I have a pcod more dhan 2years and infertility. Can I pregnant soon. Please help me doctor. I have worry about it. Pl...
Hi lybrate-user! PCOD can lead to difficulties in conceiving many times. You must visit a gynaecologist with your husband. We can examine and thoroughly assess you and then take care of any specific problem which is hindering the pregnancy. At the same time you should also make so me life style changes, eat healthy, go for regular exercises and loose some weight. All the best:)
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I have got my acl completely ruptured as per mri 10 weeks back. I sometime feel slight pain while standing. I have been advised to get it operated by ARTHROSCOPY while another doctor has advised me to avoid operation by leading a sedentary lifestyle. One thing, I haven't experienced any incident of unlocking of my knee during last 4 weeks albeit it feels to be still unstable. Please advise whether I should go for acl reconstruction surgery.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT, CDNT, CKTT, Osteopathy, Cupping
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
I have got my acl completely ruptured as per mri 10 weeks back. I sometime feel slight pain while standing. I have be...
Hi, Nice to see your query on Lybrate. I would like to advice you to go for surgery. If you will delay surgery, it will hinder recovery and will also affect your activities of daily Iiving. As per your problem only surgery is required. Now choice is urs that you wish to delay or not.
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Hello sir I have early osmf My question is that chances of occurring cancer in advanced stage of osmf Or Also there chances of occurring cancer in early stage? In short cancer may occur only after advance stage of osmf?

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
OSMF manifests as restriction in mouth opening. Apart from predisposing a person to cancer even in early stages, it also hinders in easy inspection of oral cavity to allow early detection of oral cancers. It is a red alert sign for sure. I urge you to stop consuming tobacco in all forms.
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PCOS Can Trigger Infertility - Do You Think It Can Be Treated?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Kanpur
PCOS Can Trigger Infertility - Do You Think It Can Be Treated?

PCOS is a disorder characterized by enlarged ovaries and the formation of tiny cysts on the outer sides of the ovaries. Polycystic Ovary is a hormonal condition that stimulates surplus production of androgen in women. Androgen being a “male hormone,” causes development of muscle mass and hair in men, and it has similar effects on women as well when present in high amount. They trigger acne and excessive growth of body hair in women accompanied by irregular or lack of ovulation in the form of absent or erratic menstrual cycle. Hence, owing to troubles in ovulation (discharge of ovules from the ovaries), one may experience difficulties in getting pregnant.

Many women suffering from PCOS are unaffected by the influence of the hormone ‘insulin’, which indicates, that it requires a larger amount of insulin to sustain a normal blood sugar level. High levels of insulin as a result of insulin resistance, in turn drastically boosts androgen production.

Symptoms of PCOS include:

  1. Irregular Menstrual Cycle. Women with PCOS may miss periods or have fewer periods (fewer than eight in a year). Or, their periods may come every 21 days or more often. Some women with PCOS stop having menstrual periods.

  2. Excessive hair. Excessive hair on the face, chin, or parts of the body where men usually have hair. This is called "hirsutism." Hirsutism affects up to 70% of women with PCOS.3

  3. Acne. Acne on the face, chest, and upper back

  4. Hair Loss. Thinning hair or hair loss on the scalp; male-pattern baldness

  5. Weight Gain. Weight gain or difficulty losing weight

  6. Skin Darkening. Darkening of skin, particularly along neck creases, in the groin, and underneath breasts

  7. Skin tags. Skin tags, which are small excess flaps of skin in the armpits or neck area

Treatment for PCOS:

There is apparently no procedure to cure PCOS and improve fertility; but the treatment is tailored as per the symptoms of the condition:

  1. A lack of ovulation and menstrual cycles hinders the secretion of progesterone (a hormone preparing the uterus for pregnancy), thus hampering conception. In this case, the treatment is directed at maintaining a regular ovulation and menstrual cycle which can be fixed by consuming birth control pills. These pills comprise of both progestin and estrogen which aid to bring down androgen production.

  2. PCOS along with insulin resistance warrants the use of certain medications such as metformin which are prescribed to enhance insulin sensitivity. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Coronary Angiography And Angioplasty - An Insight On It!

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
Coronary Angiography And Angioplasty - An Insight On It!

Sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy food habits result in many lifestyle diseases, coronary heart diseases being one among them. One of the top 10 leading causes of death, heart attack might scare you, and it is necessary to know the facts to avoid risk factors and seek the best treatment.

The coronary arteries supply blood to your heart muscle. But at times, they can become blocked owing to the buildup of cholesterol and other substances known as plaque. It can reduce the flow of blood to the heart. When the blood flow is entirely restricted, it may result in a heart attack.

Doctors typically recommend angiography during or after a heart attack or in the case of angina to find out about the condition of the heart and proceed accordingly. If any blockages are observed, angioplasty would be advised to improve the blood flow to the heart by widening the narrowed arteries. Read on to know further details regarding this.

What is coronary angiogram?
A coronary angiogram is a special X-ray test which helps in detecting if any of the coronary arteries are narrowed or blocked, hindering the optimal flow of blood. It can help your cardiologist understand whether you need any treatment such as stent or angioplasty or simple medical therapy. 

During the process of angiography, your doctor would numb a spot in the arm or groin for inserting a thin catheter into the artery. You will get the feeling of a pinprick, and x-rays would be taken as the fluid goes through the coronary artery. After the process is completed, your doctor would discuss the results of the test with you and determine whether you need to undergo angioplasty.

What is coronary angioplasty?
A coronary angioplasty is a process which is used for widening blocked or narrowed blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. The term angioplasty entails using a balloon for stretching open the blocked artery. But the modern approaches to angioplasty procedures involve insertion of a short-wire mesh tube known as a stent. This stent is permanently left alone in the deployed state to allow free flow of blood to the heart. 

Coronary angioplasty is often referred to as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or PTCA. The combination of angioplasty together with stenting is known as a percutaneous coronary intervention. Even though angina can be easily treated with the help of medicine and some lifestyle changes, a coronary angioplasty may be required for restoring the flow of blood to the heart. Doctors recommend undergoing coronary angioplasty as an emergency treatment after a heart attack. 

What are the benefits of coronary angioplasty?
The flow of blood through the coronary arteries is massively improved after the coronary angioplasty. Many people find that the symptoms and discomfort are improved after undergoing this treatment. For individuals who have suffered a heart attack, angioplasty can significantly improve the chances of survival.

So, with this awareness, follow the doctor’s advice for a complete recovery from a heart attack. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Infertility In Women - What Puts You At Risk?

MBBS, DGO, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Infertility In Women - What Puts You At Risk?

Infertility is the incapability of a couple to conceive after indulging in unprotected sex multiple times over a long period. It can also be referred to as the biological inability of a man to cause conception or a woman to conceive as well as being unable to carry the pregnancy for the whole duration. Research has shown that female problems contribute to over half of all the infertility cases.


Causes of infertility in include:

  1. Ovulation Disorders – This is regarded as the most common cause of infertility in women. The disorders can be caused due to conditions like PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), Premature ovarian failure, poor quality of eggs, overactive or underactive thyroid gland and chronic conditions like cancer or AIDS.

  2. Problems in fallopian tubes or uterus – Abnormalities in the uterus or fallopian tubes render the woman incapable of conceiving naturally. This might be due to conditions like Endometriosis, previous sterilization treatments or surgeries to correct past problems.

  3. Medications or Treatments – There is a possibility of some treatments affecting infertility. Examples include NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy.


Usually, the initial steps for diagnosing infertility involve a review of the complete medical history of the patients as well as a physical exam. Post this check-up, some diagnostic tests are conducted for infertility. This might include-

  1. Blood and Urine tests: For checking hormone levels.

  2. Pap smear:For checking the health of your cervix.

  3. X-ray: For outlining the internal shape of the uterus so that blockages in fallopian tubes can be identified.

Risk Factors:

  1. Age – Increasing age tends to lower the quality as well as the quantity of a woman's eggs

  2. Smoking Besides damaging your cervix and fallopian tubes, smoking increases your risk of miscarriage. It is also believed to deplete your eggs at a premature stage, thereby reducing your chances of pregnancy.

  3. Weight – Normal ovulation is hindered by being overweight or even significantly underweight. This is because lower levels of BMI (body mass index) reduces the frequency of ovulation, reducing the chances of pregnancy.

  4. Sexual history – Sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea and Chlamydia can cause damage to the fallopian tubes, resulting in infertility.


Even though it is possible to restore fertility in women using only one or two therapies, a number of treatments might be required before conception is possible. Some of these treatments include:

  1. Intrauterine insemination (IUI): deliberately introducing sperm into the uterus of a woman for achieving pregnancy.

  2. Stimulating ovulation with fertility drugs.

  3. Surgery to restore fertility.

In situations where pregnancy does not happen spontaneously, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) can be used by couples to achieve a pregnancy. It is any form of fertility treatment which involves the handling of sperm and egg. The entire ART team consists of psychologists, physicians, embryologists, nurses and lab technicians.

One common ART technique is In vitro fertilization (IVF). It is a process where an egg and sperm are manually combined in a laboratory dish, followed by transfer of embryo to the uterus. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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7 Ways To Treat Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)!

Diploma In Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery, ATSM (Urogynaecology), MRCOG, DRCOG, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida
7 Ways To Treat Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)!

Premenstrual syndrome or PMS is a common phenomenon that happens to over 75% of menstruating women. It refers to a set of symptoms that a woman experiences 7 to 10 days within the onset of her monthly period. The symptoms often cause great discomfort to the woman, but disappear soon after the period gets over.

The symptoms include muscle cramps, headache, body ache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, mood swings and a lot more. This is not a pathogen related disease. It is caused due to hormonal imbalance before the start of menses in women. The level of female hormones i.e. estrogen and progesterone fluctuate inside a woman’s body prior to the menses. They are believed to have an impact on certain chemicals released by the brain. Therefore, women experience these symptoms during this time of their monthly cycle.

You don’t need to depend on strict medication to get rid of these symptoms. They can vanish if you make some changes in your lifestyle. Here are some natural ways to get rid of these symptoms:

  1. Check your diet: In order to enjoy a healthy period, you need to avoid certain food items. Trans fats and hydrogenated fats can increase these symptoms. Cut down on the sugar content of your meal as high sugar level can give birth to some of these symptoms like mood swings, headache, nausea, etc. It is also important to check the water content in your body. It is advisable to avoid salt as too much water retention can be bad. Too much consumption of caffeine can cause depression and anxiety.
  2. Go for a holistic and balanced diet: Women must include sufficient amounts of minerals and vitamins in their diet to avoid PMS. Try eating foods that are rich in magnesium such as bananas and leafy green vegetables. Also consume Vitamin A rich foods, mainly yellow and orange vegetables.
  3. Take up some light exercises: Light aerobic exercises may help you in getting some relief from bloated stomach and pain. But, don’t exert yourself in doing stressful exercises.
  4. Try some heat: Applying a heat pad can provide relief from muscle cramps and abdominal pain. Heat dilates the blood vessels and improves flow of blood through them. This provides relief from any sort of pain.
  5. Drink right: It is true that too much retention of water in the body can worsen PMS. But it is advisable that you drink sufficient amount of water during the periods or before it starts. As experts say, water itself can hinder water retention in your body. Besides water, go for herbal drinks like a cup of hot ginger tea. Some herbal drinks can work wonders in preventing PMS.
  6. Sleep well: Adequate night sleep is a must for menstruating women.
  7. Oil message: Use lavender oil and cypress oil to avoid muscle cramps and tension.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Abortion - Laws In India

Diploma In Endoscopic Surgery, DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Abortion - Laws In India

Things you need to know about the mtp act

In 1971, the increasing cases of maternal morbidity due to unsafe abortions, and the idea that abortions could be used as a method of population control motivated the government to enact the medical termination of pregnancy act. But what does the law really say? to what extent is abortion a reproductive right in india?

Here are the facts you need to know about the indian law on abortion:

1. Access to abortions is legal in india

​ medical termination of pregnancy has been legal in india under certain conditions since the passage of the act in 1971. India became one of the first few countries to actually legalise abortions beyond just life-threatening situations. Pretty cool, right?

However, a survey conducted in 2007 by the ministry of health and family welfare suggests that only 22.9% of men, and 28% of women were aware that medical abortions are possible and available! a large number of people still remain unaware that by law, they have the right to access abortions.

2. Although abortions are legal, there are certain conditions to be kept in mind…

While abortions are legal in india, the law as it stands today does not allow termination of pregnancy on the request of a woman. In india, abortions are legal up to 12 weeks with approval from one service provider and beyond 12 weeks to 20 weeks requires the approval of two service providers.

There are some other conditions listed in the act: you can get an abortion if the service provider is able to assess that there is a risk to the woman’s life, a threat to a women's physical and mental health (including contraceptive failure for married women), or risks the child if born to be “seriously handicapped”. Frankly, the conditions are pretty inclusive and whatever the situation, the service provider is your friend.

3. Medical abortions and surgical abortions? yes, there are two types!

Medical abortion is a common terminology for abortions induced by the use of pills. An abortion within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy in india can be legally performed using a combination of 2 pills. These pills are available in a combi-pack and are to be taken in the span of 3 days. Medical abortion is completely safe, non-invasive, non-surgical and - as you may have already guessed - a much preferred method of seeking abortion for majority women. These pills should be prescribed to you by a medical practitioner or an obgyn licensed to perform abortions as per the mtp act. Therefore, be quick and consult your ob-gyn! do not do the mistake of consuming these pills yourself as they can give rise to complications which may sometimes be really serious.

A surgical abortion on the other hand ends a pregnancy by removing the foetus and placenta from the uterus using either electric or manual vacuum aspiration. Although these terms sound very technical, advancements in technology have made these procedures completely safe! your doctor is your best guide so do consult them. Just make sure you get quality service in a safe environment from a trained doctor. 3 magic words - quality, safe and trained.

4. You don’t need parental or spousal consent if you’re an adult.

At times like these, you can thank the universe for being an adult! as an adult person and when it comes to seeking safe abortion access in india, you do not need anyone else’s permission. The act recognises the personhood of a woman and respects the rights of an adult person in india by maintaining confidentiality.

5. The mtp act is separate from the law on gender biased sex selection.

And there are 2 separate laws for these 2 unrelated issues! makes sense yet?

Safe abortion access is an issue of reproductive and sexual rights where a woman makes choices and decisions regarding her body and life. On the other hand, gender biased sex selection is an issue of deep rooted gender based discrimination against women and girls in the patriarchal indian society which needs to be targeted at it’s root. The first is regulated by the medical termination of pregnancy act, 1991 and the second by the pcpndt act, 1994.

We are not making this up! if you read the 2 laws, then you will find that mtp act has no mention of gender biased sex selection and pcpndt does not mention access to safe abortion anywhere. See?

Now that we understand that the two are separate from one another, let’s become advocates and stop this overlapping of the 2 issues and stigmatising safe abortion access. Because if we don’t then women may end up losing their lives for nothing.

Have a look at this document by the national health mission highlights areas of possible conflation between the two acts. It gives guidelines to stakeholders so that the pcpndt act and messaging against sex-selective abortion do not hinder access.

6. The law and how it relates to single unmarried women

The conditions mentioned in the mtp act also covers single unmarried adult women. Except for one clause reserved for married women which is abortion because of contraceptive failure. For all other reasons listed above, single women can access abortions. It is mostly because of the stigma associated with being a single woman that some service providers stigmatise abortions being sought by them, leading women to feeling humiliated or deterring them from accessing safe abortion services.

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