Family Planning Programme
India launched a nation wide Family Planning Programme in 1952, which was later, expanded to cover maternal and child health, family welfare and nutrition.
The efforts of the Government in implementing the Family Planning Programme have significant impact in the country. Impact Of Family Welfare Activities
Various family welfare activities have gone a long way in enlightening the people about contraception and its merits.
The year 2010-11 ended with 34.9 million family planning acceptors at national level comprising of 5.0 million Sterilizations, 5.6 million IUD insertions, 16.0 million condom users and 8.3 million O.P. users as against 35.6 million family planning acceptors in 2009-10.
Over the decades, there has been a substantial increase in contraceptive use in India. The direction, emphasis and strategies of the Family Welfare Programme have changed over time.
IUD Insertions: During the year 2010-11, 5.6 million IUD insertions were reported as against 5.7 million in 2009-10. Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Delhi, Goa, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, D&N Haveli reported better performance in 2010-11 than in 2009-10.
Condom Users and O.P. Users: Based on the distribution figures reported, there were 16.0 million equivalent users of Condoms and 83.07 million equivalent users of Oral Pills during 2010-11.
Number of Births Prevented: Implementation of various Family Planning measures prevented 16.335 million births in the country during 2010-11 as compared to 16.605 million in 2009-10. The cumulative total of births avoided in the country up to 2010-11 was 442.75 million.
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