During Obesity Test Mumbai 13 Years old Girl found to be 27 weeks Pregnant, The incident has come to light merely two weeks after a 10-year-old Chandigarh girl was denied abortion, triggering a national debate on her right to terminate the unwanted pregnancy. The doctor conducted an ultrasound scan in which it was revealed that she was 27 weeks pregnant and, therefore, beyond the 20-week limit set by the government to abort the child under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act.
The Teenager has reached 27 weeks of pregnancy Period. On late Wednesday night, Meanwhile, Mumbai police have registered a case of rape against an unidentified person under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, after approaching a doctor who counselled them.“They (the parents) came to know about the pregnancy on Tuesday and approached me on Wednesday,” said gynaecologist Dr Nikhil Datar, who in 2008, helped a family file the first case in India challenging the Act and the 20-week limit on termination of pregnancy.
“The girl, studying in the sixth or seventh standard, was clueless that she was carrying a baby.The pregnancy was only discovered recently after her parents took her to hospital complaining of stomach pain. The parents then approached the courts to allow an abortion.India does not allow medical terminations after 20 weeks unless there is a threat to the mother’s life.In May, the top court allowed a 10-year-old rape victim from Haryana to abort her nearly 21-week foetus.
The girl has now been referred to JJ hospital for a detailed examination. The Child Welfare Committee (CWC) will be involved as she is under-aged.According to Dr. Arun Nayak, associate professor of gynaecology at the Sion Hospital, the number of cases of teenage pregnancy has gone down over the years.
Recently, a 10-year-old rape victim in Chandigarh in northern India was denied abortion by the court after pregnancy was detected in the third trimester. The court consulted a doctor’s panel who concluded that aborting the foetus would be too dangerous, considering the age and the state of pregnancy. Delivering the baby would be equally dangerous for the young girl, her family and child rights activists argued.
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