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Planning the Family, Planning the Nation -Aprajita Sarcar

-TheIndiaForum.in Aprajita Sarcar is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre de Sciences Humaines, New Delhi. She works on histories of reproductive technology, population control and their links to urbanisation in India. India’s Family Planning programme advertised the small middle-class family as a means to develop the nation. But its top-down approach meant that sterilisations became the default contraceptive option for poor and working class women. This legacy persists. In a letter to the...

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Former CEC SY Quraishi busts myths about Islam and Family Planning in his new book

-ThePrint.in Published by HarperCollins, 'The Population Growth' by S.Y. Quraishi will release on 17 February on ThePrint's SoftCover. New Delhi: There has been an increasing rhetoric, propagated by the Right-wing, on the growth of Muslim population. This rhetoric has given rise to several myths, which are used to stoke majoritarian fears of a skewed demographic. In the new book The Population Growth, former chief election commissioner of India S.Y. Quraishi uses facts to...

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Health data shows India doesn’t need a two-child policy: experts -Jagriti Chandra

-The Hindu Use of contraceptives on the rise, rural-urban gap narrowing, finds analysis of NFHS-5 The latest data from the National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5) provides evidence of an uptake in the use of modern contraceptives in rural and urban areas, an improvement in Family Planning demands being met, and a decline in the average number of children borne by a woman, and prove that the country’s population is stabilising and fears...

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Anaemia prevalent among women, male participation in Family Planning low: NFHS-5 -Neetu Chandra Sharma

-Livemint.com * Male engagement in Family Planning continues to be limited as seen by the low uptake of condoms and male sterilization across states * While spousal violence has generally declined in most of the states and UTs, it has witnessed an increase in five states Majority of Indian women continue to suffer from anaemia and remain on the backseat in taking Family Planning decisions, showed findings of the first phase of the...

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The many lessons from COVID-19 -Soumya Swaminathan

-The Hindu What we have done so far, and what all remains to be done The global pandemic is marching on. As I had said at the JRD Tata Oration, hosted by the Population Foundation of India on its 50th anniversary, of the lessons I have learned over the last nine or 10 months, the most important one is the significance of investing in public health and primary healthcare. Countries that invested...

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