A red wine pregnancy
Posted On June 18, 2021
A red-wine pregnancy has been reported in India, a report said, in what health officials said was the first such case in the country.
India’s top health official on Sunday said a woman from Bihar who suffered a miscarriage after having an abortion on a red-and-white-wine roasting event in the city of Amritsar was now pregnant with a child.
The report was posted on social media by a news portal and said a postmortem examination revealed the fetus was “born with a healthy heart” and was being raised by a woman.
“A postmortem has been carried out to identify the fetal origins of the foetus,” the report said.
It was not immediately clear if the fetus would survive the delivery.
The woman’s father had told the media the fetus had been conceived by IVF and that the woman had not told him the pregnancy was a red wine abortion.
The reports come a day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the country was facing a “disease pandemic” that was spreading to “all corners of the country” with the use of drugs and “vicious” sex practices.
“There is no longer any doubt that we are facing a pandemic,” he told reporters in New Delhi on Sunday.
“This disease is being spread from village to village.
This disease is killing millions of people.
It is not just in the north, but also in the south.
I am telling you, it is spreading.
We have to be very clear about that,” Modi said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a “global pandemic of virulent sexual practices”.
India has more than 7 million registered sex workers and is home to more than 200,000 sex workers, mostly in the northern state of Bihar.
The WHO said the outbreak was likely to affect the entire country.
“While the outbreak in Bihar is very small, it poses a threat to the entire world,” WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said in a statement.
“India is not alone, and we are working together with partners to tackle the global spread of the disease.”
The country has seen a spike in HIV and AIDS cases in recent years, with the number of new cases and deaths reaching a record high in 2016.