Nazneen (name changed) is a survivor of domestic violence. She earlier worked as a link worker in an Urban Primary Healthcare Centre (PHC) and now works as an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA). Her husband had forced, unprotected sexual relations with her. This lead to an unwanted pregnancy.
Nazneen was not ready to become a mother. However, she was extremely scared of her husband. So she decided to access safe abortion services without letting her husband know. She was counselled about the basket of choices at FPA India’s centre. She gathered courage to discuss contraception with her husband. Despite all the pleading, he refused to use a condom. Since then, Nazneen started secretly using oral contraceptive pills. Nazneen has decided that she will choose to conceive when she is ready.
[Disclaimer: These are real case studies from FPA India. The names have been changed to protect the privacy and confidentiality of the concerned individuals]