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International Journal of Home Science

2017, VOL. 3 ISSUE 3, PART D

Sex differences in birth control methods in India

Author(s): Dr. Pravabati Guru
A gender right define and reflects the status of women in the society. But in a male centred society, such rights are denied to women at every stage of development. That gets reflected in participation in social, economic and political activities. It is also highly reflected in family and its surrounding. The role of the men has always been considered to dominated in the decision making process pertaining to women’s fertility and birth spacing. India’s National Family Planning launched in 1951 has been largely female- centric in that women have to take the major responsibility for effective birth control use. Women therefore are considered as reproductive agents. This study aims at studying the awareness and attitude of male and female in adopting family planning methods and percentage of male and female using different types of family planning measures. A deep- rooted patriarchal mindset, seeped in traditional social cultural practices have missed the opportunities of a balanced society where the rights of everyone is not only accepted but also is honoured. Thus, there is an urgent need for a positive discrimination towards the women by providing them not only the freedom and power to act but also the freedom and power to think, to question and to reassess the prevailing norms and values.
Pages: 196-198  |  172 Views  48 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Pravabati Guru. Sex differences in birth control methods in India. Int J Home Sci 2017;3(3):196-198.

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