Sunday, May 19, 2013

India probably has better abortion stats than Canada

There was a 44% increase in the number of reported abortions in Mumbai in 2012.


Dr Rekha Daver, who heads the gynaecology department of the state government-run JJ Hospital in Byculla, believes computerisation is the main reason. "Most hospitals have to report their numbers online to the government or local municipal corporation website. The 44% increase is most likely due to computerised reporting," said Dr Daver. As per the government rules, the hospitals have to upload their statistics by the fifth of every month.

It's really sad that a developing country does better at reporting abortion stats than we do in Canada.

And yes I realize these may be incomplete data due to underground abortions. Still, India does better than Canada in reporting its legal abortions.