NEW DELHI, Aug 19: Millions of women and girls globally have lost access to contraceptives and abortion services because of the coronavirus pandemic. Now the first widespread measure of the toll says India with its abrupt, months-long lockdown has been hit especially hard.

KATHMANDU, May 26: A study conducted in six selected hospitals across the country receiving the highest expecting mothers has unveiled that many of the expecting mothers and new mothers received nominal counseling on family planning services.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Although the government has been providing family planning services free of cost and though many people are aware about family planning services, not many people were found to be availing this facility, a survey showed.

The Muslim community in Assam is slowly warming up to family planning methods Muslims constitute nearly 35 per cent of Assam’s 33 million people and the high birth rate among the community is a major source of friction over the state’s most volatile issue—undocumented immigrants, especially those from neighbouring Bangladesh.

PALPA, July 7: A sharp drop in distribution of freely available condoms at private and government health facilities of Palpa district has caused a rise in the number of women seeking abortion, showed the data provided by the District Public Health Office (DPHO), Palpa.