2 judgments found.

Voluntary Health Association of Punjab v. Union of India

Country: India
Year: 2013
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Writ Petition (Civil) No. 349 of 2006
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Health information, Hospitals, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

The order is about the problem of sex-selective abortion in India. The Court assed the present situation and the various barriers that must be taken into account when States take steps to address this problem by raising awareness of the legal status of the issue. The Parliament has taken steps to prevent sex selective abortion …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Abortion counseling, Access to health care, Access to treatment, Awareness, Clinics, Counseling, Diagnostics, Forced abortion, Health care professionals, Health care technology, Health care workers, Health data, Health education, Health facilities, Health promotion, Health records, Infant mortality, Maternal health, Medical records, Pregnancy, Sex-selective abortion, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Unsafe abortion
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Centre For Enquiry Into Health And Allied Themes (CEHAT) v. Union Of India & Others

Country: India
Year: 2003
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: Writ Petition (Civil) No. 301 of 2000
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Sexual and reproductive health, Violence
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination
Facts:

In 1996, the government of India had passed the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1995 (the “PNDT Act”) which was aimed at preventing the misuse of sex determination technology to abort girl children before birth.  Female feticide had become an increasingly frequent practice in India despite the implementations of reforms that attempted …Read more

Tags: Abortion, Advertising, Awareness, Family planning, Health care technology, Health education, Sex-selective abortion, Termination of pregnancy, Testing, Violence against women
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