– Authored by Mr. Vikas Kumar, Panchkula, Haryana

 

Under the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) commitment, special attention needs to be given to broadcast information related to family planning and related sexual and reproductive healthcare services, in order making people aware. Care should be taken that there should be no color, caste, gender, marital status or any kind of discrimination in providing contraceptive services to people. 

A lot of times we see that the unmarried young people are denied access to contraceptive services. They have to be told that they can live mentally and physically healthier lives, with more financial stability, by opting for contraception. It also helps in reducing the number of maternal and infant mortality due to ill health and prevents sexually the number of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). However, it is important that consenting partners agree upon using contraceptives, since it shows a sign of mutual respect between the two. 

There are several methods for temporary contraceptive, including condoms, oral pills, injectable contraceptives, and Intrauterine Devices (IUD), etc. Sterilisation can also be opted for as a permanent method for contraception. And it is always better to consult a qualified doctor on advice related to use of contraceptives. We should make a group of people around us and explain the importance of family planning and try to reduce the ignorance in people about this topic.

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