Family Planning - Uttar Pradesh, India Population

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Jagroshan Sharma (aged 36, centre) sits with his family as they speak with Dr. Meenal Mehta in their house in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Jagroshan had chosen to do a non-scalpel vasectomy (NSV) for many reasons. He wanted to be an equal partner in the relationship, knew that NSV was less complicated and will not put his wife through numerous problems, and wants his two children to do well in life and study in  English medium schools despite his modest earnings. He now works part time as a link worker under the tutelage of Dr Meenal Mehta (extreme right) who works with USAID on the NSV project in Uttar Pradesh, India. She is well reputed to be responsible for the increased NSV acceptance in Ghaziabad and Bulandshar districts. Photo by Suzanne Lee / Panos London