Abortion pills cost about US$50 in India, a report from healthcare firm Avant Healthcare has revealed.
Avant, which has more than 1,000 employees in India’s financial hub, reported the survey of 7,000 Indian women across five states, including Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Haryana.
According to the Avant survey, the price of the blue pill is US$30, which is almost equal to the cost of a conventional abortion pill.
The report also reveals that the cost per day of using the blue pills is about US.$0.04, compared to US$0.12 for a conventional one.
The report, titled ‘Blue pill: Costs of using and buying abortion pills in India’, is based on the data of 5,000 women in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
The women were surveyed in October and November this year.
In Uttar Pradesh the survey found that women spend about US $20 on abortion pills and about US a day on the Blue pill.
According to the report, the average cost of buying the blue-pill in Uttar Pradesh is US $5.30, while in the national capital, Delhi, the cost is US about US Rs 1,500.
In the case of the abortion pill, Avant said that in Uttar, the most common method of use is the blue and green pill, which costs about US US $25, while for the pill that costs US $45 in Delhi.
It added that in other states, such as Maharashtra, the blue or green pill is the preferred method of administration, followed by the blue, pink and green pills.
The Avant report states that women use the abortion pills because they can’t afford a conventional pill, and are concerned about the side effects of the pills.
“The women in Uttar have used the blue/green pill for a long time and they are also not worried about the potential side effects,” Avant CEO Ajoy Khatri said.