ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Injectable Contraceptives in Mass Programme-Alarming Scope for Misuse

Injectable Contraceptives in Mass Programme Alarming Scope for Misuse Bharati Sadasivam THE current campaign against the introduction of long-acting injectable contraceptives (ICs) into the government's family planning programme, launched by health and women activists across the country, underlines the sharply sexist biases of our population control policies and the fundamental inadequacies of our health delivery systems. The issue of the controversial ICs assumes added significance in the context of the fresh impetus being given to the family planning (FP) programme in the Seventh Plan period (1985-90) by the end of which the government expects to achieve a "conceptual breakthrough".

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