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Classification of Sexual Offence

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2 out of 43
 

The minimum is for medical termination of pregnancy is: (AIIMS Nov 2013)



A 16 years
B 18 years

C 20 years
D 24 years

Ans. B
18 years

(Salient features of MTP Act, 1971-

a. A Registered Medical Practitioner who has done 25 MTPs, can conduct

b. consent of woman required, consent of husband not requiredQ

c. consent of guardian if woman is a minor, professional secrecy is to be maintained

d. < 12 weeksQ- single doctor can terminate pregnancy.

e. 12 – 20 weeksQ- two doctors must concur.

f. In an emergency, pregnancy can be terminated even after 20 weeks, even by a single doctor, even in a private hospital which is not recognised.

g. This is a very liberal act, both for the woman and the doctor (provided the doctor has exercised reasonable care & skill).)

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