Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicFamily planning

Topic: family planning

Population control messages on Indian stamps from 1966 to 2005. How postal dept played key role

In the 1960s, given the limited reach of TV and radio, the Indian govt relied heavily on Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department to spread awareness about family planning.

Of world’s 12.1 cr unplanned pregnancies every year, 1 in 7 occurs in India, says UNFPA report

UN Population Fund says India has made major inroads in sexual & reproductive health, but should address need for family planning/contraceptives, improve access to safe abortions.

Male sterilisations simpler, but the more complicated female procedure is what India opts for

According to National Family Health Survey 4 data, 35.7% of all family planning procedures in India are female sterilisations while only 0.3% account for male sterilisations.

Ahead of elections, most populous state UP plans 2-child policy, is preparing draft bill

Justice (retd) AN Mittal, who heads UP law commission, said it will take at least 2 months to prepare the draft bill for two-child policy, after consultations with all stakeholders.

Chinese Communist Party’s three-child policy won’t work. It doesn’t make economic sense

Xi Jinping has spoken about relying on homegrown talent to tackle the challenges in science and technology. The three-child policy intends to fix the issue of shrinking workforce.

Former CEC S.Y. Quraishi busts myths about Islam and family planning in his new book

Published by HarperCollins, 'The Population Growth' by S.Y. Quraishi will release on 17 February on ThePrint's SoftCover.

India unequivocally against forcing family planning, Centre tells Supreme Court

The health ministry told SC that family welfare programme is voluntary. It enables couples to decide the size of their family and adopt planning methods best suited to them.

Family planning is at a crucial juncture. Politics must not hamper Modi’s message: BJP MP

Population stabilisation measures should meet same governance values that made Modi govt's Swachh Bharat, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, and Give It Up campaigns successful.

Lockdown condom sales dip after early surge but that doesn’t mean Indians aren’t having sex

Not only condoms, contraceptive sales have also fallen across the board. Experts say there are many reasons why.

Indian women can’t go out and socialise because of their mothers-in-law: Study

Researchers from Boston and Delhi universities surveyed young married Indian women aged between 18-30 in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur district. This is what they found.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

78% of Indian abortions are outside clinics, even with a good law

Women have, and always will, need abortions. Our job as policymakers and programme implementers is to empower them to do so.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.