Most of the women in rural Haryana do not have say in deciding when to have a baby, the size of the family or the type of contraception to be used, enquiries have indicated.
Source: The Times of India
Reproductive health interventions for communities affected by natural disasters require special knowledge and skills. Displaced women and young girls experience elevated risks from pregnancy, childbirth, rape and escalated spread of HIV/AIDS and other health problems. Studies have also reported adverse reproductive health outcomes following disasters, including early pregnancy loss, premature delivery, still births and delivery-related complications.
Source: The Hindu
“People say they are coming from Bangladesh,” said Ilias Ali, director of the Global Hospital in Guwahati and a partner in the National Rural Health Mission’s quest to bring family planning to the chars. “But they are not Bangladeshis; they are from undivided Bengal. If we invest money to education and health facilities, their numbers will go down.”
Source: The New York Times
Health takes a toll on lives of vulnerable people like women, girls and children in conflict and disaster affected areas. The conflict prone areas, suffer from a breakdown of health system, no medical facilities, non-availability of family planning methods, limited access to food and water, no medicine and disruption of all the routes of supply . Unavailability of family planning methods could lead to unwanted pregnancies among women. Executive director of the United Nations Population Fund, Babatunde Osotimehin said during an interview with the Associated Press at the Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, May 28, 2013 UNFPA wants to help an estimated 22 million women gain access to family planning services in territories emerging from conflicts and natural disasters.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
UK government's Department for International Development (DFID) has agreed to roll out a reproductive health framework project worth Rs 40 crore to address the need for family planning and reproductive health services in Odisha, official sources said. The objective is to reduce deaths from unwanted pregnancies and reduce fertility rates in the state, Health Minister Damodar Rout said, adding, that the project will help increase contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) from 38 per cent to 48 per cent by 2015.
Source: Economic Times
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