Isha Bhatnagar

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Increasing choice and introducing new contraceptive methods in the National Family Welfare Program in India could play a significant role in increasing adoption of contraception and meeting the unmet need of a large proportion of couples. However, inclusion of any new contraceptive method in India has to face many challenges at different steps: from(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency Contraception Pill (ECP) is an essential intervention to prevent unwanted pregnancies. However, its use has remained low due to various barriers including reservations among medical fraternity. MATERIALS AND METHODS This paper presents findings on barriers to ECP's easy access for potential users from (i) a cross-sectional survey of(More)
BACKGROUND Some medical doctors in India have publicly expressed opposition to making emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) easily accessible, even though ECPs are included in the method mix of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare program and as an over-the-counter (OTC) product. Such opposition affects access to ECPs by influencing policy, procurement,(More)
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