Injection for birth control likely

DECCAN CHRONICLE | TEENA THACKER
Published Aug 18, 2015, 9:27 am IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 4:18 am IST
Officials say that the new techniques gives flexibility to women
Representational image (Photo: AP/File)
 Representational image (Photo: AP/File)

New Delhi: Giving more control to women over their reproductive choices, the government has decided to increase the basket of contraceptives. In the offing are injections of birth control that lasts three months and weekly contraceptive pills.

The Union health ministry is awaiting approval from the Drug Controller-General of India, post which they will introduce the new family-planning initiatives like three monthly birth control injections and weekly pills in their national programme.

“Some gynaecologists had earlier raised concerns over the introduction of these pills and injections.

“The issue has been sorted out and we hope to introduce the new family-planning techniques in our programme soon,” said a senior official in the health ministry.

Officials say that the new techniques gives flexibility to women.
 

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