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New contraceptives launched in Arunachal

Press Trust of India 

government today launched two new contraceptives - an injectable one and a pill - under separate programmes to expand people's choice contraceptives, an official statement said.

The injectable contraceptive was launched under the 'Antara' programme and the pill under 'Chhaya'.

Gynecologists of various districts of the state were also trained on the new contraceptives during a programme here, the statement said.

Family Welfare urged people to take up the responsibility of providing the people the basket of contraceptives to avoid unnecessary abortion, teenage pregnancy and spacing.

was first country in the world to launch family planning programme as early as in 1952 with the aim of controlling its population, he said.

The has launched two new contraceptives in September last year.

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First Published: Mon, February 05 2018. 18:40 IST