Class 12 Biology Reproductive Health Medical termination of pregnancy

Medical termination of pregnancy (MTPs)

  • Intentional or voluntary termination of pregnancy is called medical termination of pregnancy.
  • Medical termination of pregnancy is also termed as
  • MTPs are used to get rid of unwanted pregnancies and the pregnancies which could be harmful or fatal to the mother or to the foetusor both.
  • MTPs are safe upto 12 weeks i.e. the first trimester or pregnency.
  • Government of India legalized MTP in 1971.

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