Classification of Sexual Offence
The minimum is for medical termination of pregnancy is: (AIIMS Nov 2013)
(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).)