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Understanding contraception: Proactive approach vs fatalistic mindset

Adopt safer method of contraception rather than leaving it to destiny


Dr Aruna Kalra
Contraception (birth control) is a method or device used to protect both your sexual health and that of your partner. A range of devices and treatments are available for both men and women that can help prevent pregnancy. How well a method works often depends on how carefully it is used.

As a developing nation, we have two parallel and contrasting population groups as far as knowledge and acceptance of contraceptive methods go. People belonging to the low economic strata are more comfortable with permanent sterilisation once desired family size has been achieved. However, the educated and informed class is open

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First Published: Feb 29 2020 | 10:31 PM IST

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