Medically Terminated Pregenancy(MTP)


MTP is Medical Termination of Pregnancy. It also called induced abortion. It is the medical way of getting rid of unwanted pregnancy. Any qualified gynecologist (MD/DGO) can perform MTP. Any MBBS Doctor, who has obtained training in MTP, is allowed to perform this procedure. However, MTP should always be performed at a place recognized by government authorities. MTP is allowed for following indications
  • Failure of contraception.
  • Possible hazards on physical/mental health of the mother.
  • Pregnancy caused by rape.
  • Possible hazard to the health of growing fetus.

MTP is legally permitted up to 20 weeks of gestation. Pregnancy termination performed in first trimester is safer than in second trimester since it has fewer complications. It is illegal to perform MTP after determining sex of the child as Government of India has banned sex determination.

Complications of MTP MTP is a procedure that is carried out under anesthesia & increases the risk for the procedure. Patient can have lot of bleeding during & after the procedure. There are high chances of patient having recurrent abortions. Rarely, patient may not conceive again if infection sets in.