Family Planning - Uttar Pradesh, India Population

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A boy stands next to a religious space in Baul ka Dhera hamlet, Mugari Village, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, where the villagers pray to the Shiva Lingam, the stone phallus coupled with the base of the 'yoni' (representing female genitalia), are a symbol of fertility in Hinduism. Allahabad, a poorer district of the state of Uttar Pradesh, is the most populated district of the most populous state of India. While Ghaziabad, located close to India's capital city, Delhi, has a population of 4,661,452 with a sex ratio of 878 girls against every 1000 boys, and a high literary percentage of 85%, Allahabad, has a population of 5,959,798 and a sex ratio of 902 girls against every 1000 boys and a literacy rate of 74.41%. Photo by Suzanne Lee / Panos London