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Shashi Devi (aged 28) sits for a portrait in her house in the village of Shahpurjat, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. While Shashi had a tubectomy done after having 2 sons, Monika, her brother-in-law's wife, is still trying for a son after having 2 daughters. Shashi did the operation because she wanted to "give her 2 children the best and inflation will make things difficult", and she believes that a "small family is a happy family". She has been pushing Monika to get her husband to do an NSV so that Monika's life is not endangered since her previous pregnancies have been complicated. Photo by Suzanne Lee