The Guardian Examines Contraception Options, Including Sterilization, Under India’s Family Planning Programs
The Guardian: Sterilized at 20: the Indian women seeking permanent contraceptive solutions
“…More than four million [Indian] women were permanently sterilized in 2014-15. In contrast, only about 90,000 men had vasectomies. The government says 1,434 people died from the procedures between 2003 and 2012, almost all of them women. Social stigma, and the legacy of India’s forced family planning programs, has kept men away from clinics. However, a new government policy could see the decades-long female-centered family planning initiatives shift their focus to men…” (Doshi, 6/21).