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Shouldn’t Men Be Equally Responsible For Family Planning?

  • JWB Discussion
  •   June 24, 2016


The National Commission for Women recently held a consultation suggesting that more options should be provided for birth control.

Merely sterilisation shouldn’t be the only available option.

“There were protests against the burden of family planning being placed solely on women. We feel that there should be an improvement in lifestyle and a bouquet of services offered to men and women for birth control,“ the chairperson of NCW said.

“Most migrant workers lose access to health, education and other benefits once they leave their homes since all such services are linked to their ration card,“ Kumaramangalam said.

The commission also showed concern for childcare that would include nutrition, creches among other things.

Do you agree with their demand? Let us know in the comments, below.

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