India To Introduce Free Injectable Contraceptives As Government-Supported Mode Of Family Planning

New York Times: India to Change Its Decades-Old Reliance on Female Sterilization
“…For decades, India has relied on female sterilization as its primary mode of contraception, funding about four million tubal ligations every year, more than any other country. This year, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a major step toward modernizing that system, introducing injectable contraceptives free of charge in government facilities. The World Health Organization recommends their use without restriction for women of childbearing age…” (Barry/Duggar, 2/20).