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Date: 04/18/2016
Source: International Center for Research on Women
Type: Publications
In India, child marriage persists across the country. Although there has been a significant decline in child marriage for females throughout the country, especially for girls below the age of 15 years, child marriage continues to affect almost a third of all girls in India. In fact, a significant percentage of Indian women continue to marry between the ages of 15 and 17 years-old. Data from the...
Date: 03/28/2016
Source: Guttmacher Institute
Type: Publications
Women younger than 25 have higher rates of contraceptive failure than their older counterparts. In the most comprehensive study to date of contraceptive failure rates in the developing world, researchers found that overall, failure rates are lowest for users of longer-acting contraceptive methods (IUDs, implants or injectables), intermediate for users of shorter-acting methods (oral contraceptive...
Date: 03/28/2016
Source: http://2dscxy3518l632wi5u2nglgm.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/joining-voices-India-layout-2.pdf
Type: Case Studies
At first glance, the village of Paye in the Bhiwandi district of western Maharashtra looks like any ordinary Indian village. On a calm summer afternoon four women gather in an old shed that they have been using for over 20 years.They are members of the local women’s group, Kanai Mahila Mandal, Kanai being the village deity. The mandal has visibly changed village life in the last three decades....
Date: 12/08/2015
Source: Studies in Family Planning
Type: Publications
Women receiving induced abortions or postabortion care are at high risk of subsequent unintended pregnancy, and intervals of less than six months between abortion and subsequent pregnancy may be associated with adverse outcomes. This study highlights the prevalence and attributes of postabortion contraceptive acceptance from 2,456 health facilities in six major Indian states, among 292,508 women...
Date: 12/03/2015
Source: Advance Family Planning
Type: Publications
Advance Family Planning’s (AFP's) newly released booklet, Advocacy Wins 2009-2015, summarizes the initiative’s more than 140 advocacy wins since 2009. The partnership focuses advocacy efforts on the discrete policy and funding decisions critical to advancing family planning in a given setting. Once achieved, these incremental changes – termed “advocacy wins” – demonstrate progress and accelerate...
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