New Delhi: The time limit for abortions has been increased from seven to nine weeks to facilitate family planning, the Drug Controller General of India has said.Nozer Sherian, secretary general of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies (FOGSI), said here Friday: "The Drug Controller General has increased the time limit of abortions to 63 days, that is nine weeks."In the last two years, 332,000 medical abortions were carried out, which show that if given a choice, women want to limit their families."This is very important as around eight percent of maternal deaths take place due to unsafe abortions," he said.FOGSI is promoting medical abortions along with Interuterine Medical Devices (IUD) to help people plan their families.
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