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SUBMITTED TO:- SUBMITTED BY

:-
PROF. DEEPAK SHRIVASTAV MEHKAR MEHBOOB
KHAN

FROM 3RD YEAR
PHARMACEUTICAL JURISPRUDENCE

SHRI N.M.T. GUJARATI COLLEGE OF
PHARMACY
 HISTORY
 OBJECTIVES
 DEFINITION
 WHEN PREGNANCIES CAN BE TERMINATE PY RMP
 WHO CAN TERMINATE PREGNANCIES
 WHERE CAN BE TERMINATED PREGNANCIES
 RULES AND REGULATION
 MEDICAL TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY RULE
,2003
 AMENDMENT OF BILL 2014
 OFFENCES AND PENALTIES
 MTP enacted on 1st April, 1971

 Amendments 1975, 2003, 2014

 Before these act the pregnancies terminated as
per INDIAN PENAL CODE and INDIAN PENAL
CODE is drafted in 1860 during British rule

 (IPC) INDIAN PENAL CODE -> induced abortion->
illegal
INDUCED ABORTION means purposely
miscarriage
 As per IPC penalties
abortion practitioner- 3 years imprisonment
or fine or both
women- 7 years imprisonment or fine or both

 The fetus has the right to live as per MTP ACT 1971
 Aims to improve the maternal health scenario by
preventing large number of unsafe abortions

 Legalizes abortion services

 Promote access to safe abortion services to
women

 Offers protection to medical practitioners who
otherwise would be penalized under the Indian
Penal code (Section 315-316
 GUARDIAN:- is a person taking care of a
minor or mentally ill person

 LUNATIC:- a person who is mentally ill

 MINOR:- a person who is below the legal age of
majority, consent, criminal responsibility or
other adult responsibilities and accountabilities
 REGISTERED MEDICAL PRACTITIONER (RMP):-
is a person with recognized medical
qualification as under section 2 of the Indian
Medical Council Act, 1956 whose name is
entered in State Medical Register and who
possesses such experience or training in
obstetrics and gynecology as prescribed under
rules to the act
 ACT1971 – the act provides that pregnancies may
be terminated by Registered Medical
Practitioners (RMP) possessing experience or
training in the gynecology and obstetrics

 It extends to whole India except Jammu and
Kashmir

 The RMP may terminate a pregnancy when it is
not more than 12 weeks old
 The Registered Medical Practitioners may
terminate a pregnancy of in between 12 weeks to
20 weeks with the opinion of another Registered
Medical Practitioners in good faith

conditions:-
 Continuation of pregnancy is a risk of life for
pregnant woman or it can cause grave injury to
her physical and mental health

 Substantial risk that the child, if born, would
be seriously handicapped due to physical or
mental abnormalities
 The Registered Medical Practitioners may
terminate a pregnancy of a woman who is less
than 18 years of age or lunatic , with written
consent of her guardian

* The RMP may terminate pregnancy after
judgment of court
A Medical Termination of Pregnancy Rules 1975
prescribe the experience or training in gynecology
and obstetrics that a Registered Medical
Practitioners should have to terminate any
pregnancy

 A Medical Practitioner Registered in a state
Medical Register immediately before the
commencement of the act, should have not less
than 3 years experience in the practice of
gynecology and obstetrics
 A Medical Practitioner Registered in state
medical register on after the date of the
commencement can terminate the pregnancy

 In case of Registered Medical Practitioner who
holds a post graduate degree or diploma in
gynecology and obstetrics, the experience or
training joined during the course of such degree
or diploma is considered
1. A hospital established or maintained by
government

2. A place for the time being approved for the
purpose of this act by government
 The Central Government
They may take rules to give effect to the
provisions of this act to provide for

 Experience or training of a Registered Medical
Practitioner intending to terminate pregnancies

 Such other matter as may be provided by rules
made under this act
 The State Government
They may make regulation to provide for

 Taking of opinion, its certification by RMP etc
and the preservation or disposal of such
certificates

 A serial number is assigned to the pregnant pat in
the admission register, name of the RMP, and
shall write secret
The rules cover the details of this act under the
following

1. The District Level Committee

2. Experience Of The RMP

3. Approval of places For Termination Of
Pregnancy
 It is for approval of the paces for termination of
pregnancy

 It shall be represented by a gynecologist/
surgeon/ anesthetist and other member shall be
from local medical profession

 At least one member of this committee shall be a
woman
 For the RMP registered before the
commencement of the act, a minimum of 3 years
professional experience in obstetrics and
gynecology is compulsory

 The RMP has completed six moths of house
surgency in gynecology and obstetrics

 If he has experience at any hospital for a period of
not less than one year in the practice of obstetrics
and gynecology
 If he has assisted a register medical practitioner
in the performance of pregnancy in a hospital
established approved hospital

 He / She permitted to conduct termination of
pregnancy only upto 12 weeks of gestation
The place for termination of pregnancies may be
approved only if,

 The government is satisfied that the termination
of pregnancies may be done there in under safe
and hygienic conditions

 The following facilities are provided:-
o An operation table and instruments for performing
abdominal or gynecological surgery
o Anesthetic equipment, resuscitation equipments and
sterilization equipments

o Drugs and parenteral fluids for emergency use

o The certificate of approval issue by the committee shall be
displaced at the place to be easily visible to person visiting
the place
 As per 2014 amendment bill the upper gestational
limit for termination for survivors of rape has
been proposed to be increased from 20 week to 24
weeks.
 For pregnancies diagnosed with sustantial fetal
abnormalities . It has been proposed that no
upper gestation limit would apply for
termination.
 But these condition so that immediate opinion
can be given and urgent action can be taken by
High Court and Supreme Court
 The termination of pregnancy by a person who is
not Registered Medical Practitioner shall be
deemed to be a punishable offences under
INDIAN PENAL CODE

 An unauthorized person involved in termination
of pregnancy is punishable with 2-7 years
imprisonment

 Any fine who fails to comply with rules under the
act or contravenes them may be fined upto
Rs.1000
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