Why do women seeking abortion in Kerala often go to Bangalore?

There are many expat women who are originally from Kerala in India, who are now living in Gulf countries such as Doha Qatar, Muscat Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Dubai and Abu Dhabi UAE.  If they need an abortion, many of them are choosing to go to Bangalore for their abortion procedures, instead of home for abortion in Kerala.  Also many women who live in Kerala, are still choosing to rather have their abortion procedure in Bangalore.

Safe, legal, confidential and Comprehensive Abortion Care (CAC) services

In Kerala, there are fewer options available to receive high quality care and experienced doctors to look after you when having an abortion.  There are also not enough places that are certified Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) hospitals, and that provide a safe, legal and care-giving environment to have your procedure done. There may also be a delay in receiving the help you need to have your abortion and this can put your life in danger.  And many women prefer the confidentiality and anonymity that comes with travel to a large progressive city.

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