Abortion allowed till 24 weeks of pregnancy in special cases

What is the News? The government of India has notified the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (Amendment) Rules, 2021. These rules have been notified under Section 6 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 2021. What are the key provisions of the rules? Defines Special Categories of Women The act extended the upper limit for medical termination… Continue reading Abortion allowed till 24 weeks of pregnancy in special cases

The motherhood penalty employers must eliminate

Synopsis: Government intervention is needed to bring women equal to men. Introduction Women in India often faced a lot of discrimination owing to the patriarchy. It does not only impact her social life but takes a toll on her professional one also. What is the status of women in India? The gender gap in India has… Continue reading The motherhood penalty employers must eliminate

Specialized cells maintain healthy pregnancy by teaching the mother’s immune system not to attack developing fetus

Source: Down To Earth What is the News? A study published in Science Immunology has talked about the role of specialized “educator cells” in maintaining healthy pregnancy. About the Study: Scientists have conducted this study to understand how the immune system generally learns what to attack and what not to attack. This is because the… Continue reading Specialized cells maintain healthy pregnancy by teaching the mother’s immune system not to attack developing fetus

Imperative to test all pregnant women for gestational diabetes

A recent paper published in the Journal of the Association of Physicians of India has highlighted the need to screen every pregnant woman for gestational diabetes even if no symptoms are exhibited. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is defined as Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) with onset or first recognition during pregnancy. Undiagnosed or inadequately treated GDM… Continue reading Imperative to test all pregnant women for gestational diabetes