Family Planning - Uttar Pradesh, India Population

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USAID NSV Project head for Ghaziabad Dr Meenal Mehta (left) and part time link worker Jagroshan Sharma (3rd from left) defend themselves after being accused by a villager (lady with face covered) in Shahpurjat Village, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, of duping her husband (unseen) into getting the NSV done for the incentive money of INR 1100 and getting him drunk to steal the money 2 weeks ago. Dr. Meenal suspects that the husband had done it without being referred by a link worker and had spent the money, causing the wife to try to get a second payment by shaming the project. The project often faces such petty politics and issues at the village level. Photo by Suzanne Lee / Panos London