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  Metros   Mumbai  08 Sep 2017  13-year-old with SC’s nod to abort admitted in J.J.

13-year-old with SC’s nod to abort admitted in J.J.

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 8, 2017, 1:51 am IST
Updated : Sep 8, 2017, 1:52 am IST

Upon admission the girl went through various tests and several sessions of psychological counselling along with her parents.

JJ Hospital
 JJ Hospital

Mumbai: A 13-year-old rape survivor who was allowed by the Supreme Court on Wednesday to terminate her 31-week pregnancy, was admitted to state-run JJ Hospital on Thursday evening. The apex court had asked JJ Hospital authorities to conduct the termination of pregnancy preferably on Friday. Doctors treating the girl said she and her foetus are not suffering from any serious condition.

Upon admission the girl went through various tests and several sessions of psychological counselling along with her parents. Meanwhile, gynaecologists suggested that in this particular case, the pregnancy has reached a stage where termination would mean a premature delivery so the patient needs a C-section. As the survivor’s vital internal organs, like the womb, are not developed, carrying a baby and delivering can lead to a lethal situation, they said.

Dr Ashok Anand, head of gynaecology at JJ, said, “The teenage girl will require C- section and there are dense possibilities that the new-born will most probably require treatment in the neonatal intensive care unit.”

“At present, the foetus weighs 1.7 kg. With such conditions, the baby will have high chances of developing infections and complications like hypo-thermia and respiratory difficulties,” he added.

Dr Anand also said there would be a counselling session for the survivor on Friday before taking her to the operation theatre to perform the C-section.

The girl resides in Charkop with her  family.

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