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Contraception/ Family Planning

The Changing, Unchanging Contours Of Some Key Indian Policies

Oct 08, 2021 Lola Nayar

Food, safe options for family planning and the right to quality education are some of the development goals of every nation. Experts closely involved in these areas, including in policymaking, share glimpses of the journey so far.

Lockdown Saga: High Demand, Skewed Supply Of Contraceptives In Rajasthan Villages

Jul 11, 2021 Tabeenah Anjum

As per an NGO report, the demand grew when the pandemic struck and services halted and reaching the Primary Health Centres for contraceptives became difficult for people in the rural area

Can Contraception Services Be Made Disaster-proof?

A survey conducted by WHO in 105 countries to assess the impact of Covid-19 on essential services, estimated that family planning services were disrupted in 68% of the countries.

15% Women From Low-Income Households Couldn’t Access Contraceptives During Lockdown: Study

Jul 05, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

‘Approximately 16 per cent of women, who used menstrual pads before the pandemic, had no or limited access to menstrual pads between March and November,’ the study stated.

You Have 6 Siblings Mr CM, Don't Preach Us On Family Planning, Muslims Tell Himanta

Himanta Biswa Sarma had yesterday said the population explosion within the community needed to be controlled which would enable them to overcome poverty

28 May, 2021

Report Predicts 1 Million Unintended Pregnancies As Covid Hits Condom Sales

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Released by a group of India’s most prominent condom manufacturers and suppliers, India's first-ever Condomology report shows a 48% dip in condom sales in India during the lockdown in 2020.

16 March, 2021

'We Are Always On Call, Be It Day Or Night'

Mandira Kalra Kalaan

Here’s a story of three Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA workers)of Uttar Pradesh who defied the pandemic to help women in need

08 March, 2021

Empowering Women In Family Planning Helps Mother and Child

Payal Seth

Gender Inequality denies Indian women reproductive choices, which is linked to maternal and children’s mortality and health and nutrition outcomes.

15 February, 2021

How Family Planning Empowers Women, And Helps Fight Malnutrition  

Dr. Amir Maroof Khan

Apart from checking teenage pregnancies and deaths, family planning also lowers death rate for children, wasting and stunting.

12 December, 2020

Can't Coerce Family Planning: Centre Tells SC


PIL to control population was filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay challenging a Delhi High Court order

11 August, 2020

Lockdown Effect: Spike In Unplanned Babies, Abortions

Lola Nayar

Lack of access to contraceptives and family planning services during the COVID-19 induced lockdowns led to an alarming rise in the pregnancy rate across the nation, which in turn led to numerous abortions.


02 June, 2020

Bihar Govt Distributes Condoms Among Migrants Leaving Quarantine Centres


The health coordinators have been distributing two packets of condoms at quarantine centres, ASHA workers have been distributing them during door-to-door screening of people in home quarantine.

14 March, 2020

Linkages Between Family Planning and Nutrition

Dr. Sujeet Ranjan

Integration of family planning and reproductive health services in nutrition programming, an important intervention, is often overlooked. There is a need for strong advocacy for empowering women through such programmes.

05 February, 2018

This New Study Could Pave The Way For Novel Contraceptive

Sunderarajan Padmanabhan

However, the researchers cautioned against expectations of an immediate product.

12 December, 2017

Condom Ads 'Indecent, Inappropriate', To Be Aired On TV Only Between 10pm And 6am, Rules I&B Ministry

Outlook Web Bureau

This comes after repeated complaints by the viewers alleging "indecency, especially for children", added the advisory.

22 September, 2017

Bangladesh To Provide Birth Control Kits To Rohingya Refugees After Camp Sees 200 Deliveries In A Month

Outlook Web Bureau

Plans are being chalked up to motivate the Rohingyas to keep their family size small alongside providing them with kits containing birth control pills and other contraceptives

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