We believe that every woman has the right to choose when and how many children she has. To enable women to exercise this choice and take care of their own and their family’s wellbeing, we provide a range of contraceptive choices and comprehensive abortion care at our clinics and through our outreach teams.
In addition, we work with selected public sector sites to improve the quality of family planning services delivered by them.
India’s national family planning program is among the oldest and largest in the world. In spite of this, even today nationally 12.9% of couples in the reproductive age group (married women in the age group 15-49 years) have an unmet need for family planning (National Family Health Survey, 2015-2016).
Our service delivery teams provide information and counseling on a range of modern family planning methods, to enable our clients to choose a method that suits them the best. We provide the following family planning methods:
In India, an estimated 15.6 million abortions take place annually. Out of these, a majority 81% are carried out using Medical Abortion method. About 5% of the estimated 15.6 million abortions in India are estimated to be unsafe, in spite of a liberal Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act which allows abortion up to 20 weeks gestation. Women are unable to access safe abortions in India due to several reasons including lack of awareness on legality of abortion, social stigma and low number of registered MTP providers offering MTP services. Conflation with other laws like Pre Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostics Techniques Act also exacerbates the accessibility barriers.
Our clinics provide both surgical and medical methods of abortion. Surgical abortions are provided using Manual Vacuum Aspiration and medical abortions using a combination of Mifepristone and Misoprostol. In addition, we provide post abortion contraceptive services too.
A large number of women in India are unable to exercise their sexual and reproductive rights due a number of barriers – social, cultural, policy and access to information and services. We work in partnership with stakeholders to improve the policy environment towards enabling women to exercise their reproductive rights and choices. Our policy and advocacy efforts are aimed towards: