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Title:
BARRIERS TO THE BARRIER METHOD (AND MORE): ANALYSING ATTITUDES TOWARD CONTRACEPTIVES USAGE IN INDIA

Authors:
Arhaan Jain

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Arhaan Jain
The Vasant Valley School, New Delhi, India

MLA 8
Jain, Arhaan. "BARRIERS TO THE BARRIER METHOD (AND MORE): ANALYSING ATTITUDES TOWARD CONTRACEPTIVES USAGE IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 10, Oct. 2018, pp. 5444-5453, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=379. Accessed Oct. 2018.
APA
Jain, A. (2018, October). BARRIERS TO THE BARRIER METHOD (AND MORE): ANALYSING ATTITUDES TOWARD CONTRACEPTIVES USAGE IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(10), 5444-5453. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=379
Chicago
Jain, Arhaan. "BARRIERS TO THE BARRIER METHOD (AND MORE): ANALYSING ATTITUDES TOWARD CONTRACEPTIVES USAGE IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 10 (October 2018), 5444-5453. Accessed October, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=379.

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Abstract:
This paper attempts to discuss the societal narratives around contraception in India and problems in implementing successful contraception programmes. The history of contraception in India and the discourse surrounding it is explained in contrast to those very social narratives. This paper also reviews research by international and Indian medical organizations that establish the benefits of contraception in Indian context. The programmes introduced by Indian governments in the past have been analysed with a special emphasis on the harms and benefits of the contraception policy in the Emergency era. Recent government programmes that aim to increase awareness and availability of contraception indicate a positive shift toward increasing contraceptive access. This paper also analyses the role of non-governmental organizations, which have historically been the most significant contributor in facilitating on-ground positive change in sexual and reproductive health, specially for people from low-income backgrounds. Lastly, based on the research cited in the previous sections, this paper offers some policy recommendations aimed at improving mechanisms that attempt to increase contraception usage and awareness.