He said any physicians discovered carrying out vasectomies or tubectomies
would first receive an oral warning from the authorities, then a written warning and finally would face closure of their practice for the third offense.
The recent case of the Chhattisgarh government-run camp where 14 women are dead and about 20 still battling for life after they underwent surgery for laparoscopic tubectomies
has sent shock waves across the nation.
The 83 women who underwent tubectomies
at the camp received incentive payments of 1,400 rupees ($23) to have the surgery, according to R.
For instance, when I asked Hajjiarpuram women about the increasing number of tubectomies
, they said that they were not aware of an increase.
Later, anaesthetists could also be hired at the PHC for conducting tubectomies
, where operating theatres (OTs) are functional on specific days (16).
Three girls in the survey had already undergone tubectomies
by the age of 19, as they had already achieved their family size.
In the 1980s, the program entered the era of laparoscopic technique of female sterilization, which is simpler and less traumatic than the more common method of tubal ligation (TL) and today almost a two-third of all tubectomies
are laparoscopic cases.
Ten (20%) among them are interval tubectomies
done by minilaparotomy and three (6%) were performed by laparoscopic route.
Gupta carried out 83 laparoscopic tubectomies
which claimed 14 lives in Chhattisgarh
Several weeks ago, many publications carried erroneous reports saying the Majlis had enacted legislation criminalizing vasectomies and tubectomies
Table 1: Number of NSV and tubectomies
performed during 2009-2015 NSV Tubectomy Total 2009-2010 705 (28.
According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in Karnataka alone, 2,52,832 tubectomies
were performed in the year 2010-2011, of which 1,57,906 were laparoscopic sterilizations (62.