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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
08 FEB 2019 4:02PM by PIB Delhi
Family Planning for Males

The initiatives undertaken by the Government to increase male participation in Family Planning are:-

  1. Observation of ‘Vasectomy Fortnight’ in the month of November every year in all States of India to raise awareness on male participation and promotion of male sterilization.
  2. Training of service providers in No Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) to enhance the pool of service providers.
  3. Condom boxes set up in facilities to enable clients to access condoms in privacy.
  4. The ‘Home Delivery of Contraceptive Scheme’ to deliver contraceptives including condoms to the beneficiaries.
  5. Substantially increased compensation for male sterilization under the Enhanced compensation scheme for sterilization.
  6. A 360 degree media campaign underlining the role of men in family planning to encourage men to adopt family planning methods.

 

Details of States having better male participation in Family Planning in terms of better uptake of male contraceptives as per NFHS 4 aregiven below:

Details of States having betterMale Participation in Family Planning

 Source NFHS-4

 

S. No.

STATE*

Current Use of  male family planning methods (Male sterilization + Condom)

(%)

1

Chandigarh

28.6

2

Delhi

20.2

3

Punjab

19.5

4

Uttarakhand

16.8

5

Himachal Pradesh

15.1

6

Haryana

12.6

7

Jammu & Kashmir

11.7

8

Uttar Pradesh

10.9

9

Rajasthan

8.9

10

Sikkim

8.6

11

Maharashtra

7.5

12

Goa

7.1

13

West Bengal

6.0

 

 

 

 

 The National average for Current Use ofmale family planning methods (Male sterilization +  Condom) is 5.9 %;

*Above 13 States have better male participation than National average (5.9 %)

 

In Mission ParivarVikas Districts (Districts with TFR>3), Government is conducting 4 Mission ParivarVikas campaigns in a year. These campaigns involve extensive mobilization activities including promotion of male participation and assured vasectomy services.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), SmtAnupriya Patel stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

 

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