Family Planning

India is the first country in the world that launched a National Family Planning Programme in 1952, emphasizing fertility regulation for reducing birth rates to the extent necessary to stabilize the population at a level consistent with the socio-economic development and environmental protection. Since then the demographic and health profile of India have steadily improved. The Government provides a policy framework for advancing goals and prioritizing strategies during the next decade, to meet the reproductive and child health needs of the people and to achieve the replacement level total fertility rate (TFR) of 2.1 by 2017 (12th plan goal). Sterilization is the most popular Family Planning method adopted by our people to limit their family size. Although temporary methods like PPIUCD, IUCD, condoms, oral pills are also available in public health facility. Quality of services provided plays a major role in acceptance of any service. Good quality of service in terms of technical inputs, processes, interpersonal communications and basket of choice leads to satisfied clients of services.