New Delhi: Jan 08, 2011
With India likely to achieve population stabilization by 2070 instead of 2045 as originally targeted, the Union health ministry has now started to aggressively use long-acting reversible contraceptives to help women space children better. The ministry’s family planning division has now started a new programme called the post-partum insertion of intra-uterine contraceptive devices (IUCD). Now, under the new programme being implemented by 19 states, pregnant women are counselled for use of IUCDs during the antenatal period itself and the IUCD is inserted soon after she delivers the baby, following proper consent. Ministry officials told TOI that over 5,000 women have already received IUCDs under this programme.
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