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The Guardian Examines Family Planning Efforts, Contraceptive Use In India After Government-Sponsored Sterilization Camps Outlawed

The Guardian: Beyond sterilization: the need for sex education and contraceptives in India
“For decades, India has put controversial sterilization drives at the heart of its efforts to combat population growth. But last year, the country’s top court ordered the government to close sterilization camps within three years, following the deaths of hundreds of mainly poor rural women. … The supreme court judgment raised a wider hope that India would move away from family planning policies that place the onus on women, and provide a broader range of contraception. But new research indicates that the country has a long way to go…” (Cousins, 4/13).

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