Which clinics provide safe and effective contraception?
By Kaitlyn BoonerThe health ministry on Wednesday released the results of a survey that showed that women’s health clinics across the country are providing safe and efficient contraception.
In response to a questionnaire, the ministry conducted a survey of 1,500 clinics across 25 states, asking about the health benefits of various methods of contraception, including condoms and intrauterine devices.
In all the states, the survey showed that while condoms were widely available and available in most parts of the country, the clinics in the south and the northeast of the state had the lowest uptake rate.
In most of the states surveyed, the low uptake rate was in the low 10% range.
The survey found that while the availability of intrauterines and the number of women accessing them was relatively low in the northeast, the availability in the north and in the west was among the highest.
In the northeast and south, where the numbers of abortions are high, the number in the mid-20s ranged from around 4,000 to 7,000.
In most of states surveyed by the health ministry, the most commonly used method of contraception was intrauterinear, with about three-fourths of clinics providing this method.
In four of the five states surveyed (Delhi, Maharashtra, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh), the highest percentage of the clinics were using this method, according to the ministry.
The health department also said that there was a high uptake of oral contraceptive pills, which are commonly used in India, in the northern and western parts of India.
However, in some states (Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal), oral contraceptive use was high in the eastern parts of states, with a total of about 17 lakh people taking oral contraceptives in 2017.
In addition, there were some women who were using pills at home, with the number ranging from 3,200 to 8,000 in five states (Delaware, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire and Vermont).