Family Planning - Uttar Pradesh, India Population

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Dr. Vikasendu Agarwal, the paediatrician of the Muradnagar Community Health Centre (CHC), poses for a portrait in the paediatrics ward of the CHC in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. He says that "Bigger incentives should be given to women to have a tubectomy done after 2 children instead of the current plan of giving incentives for every child born institutionally as the in most cases,money goes directly to the household instead of the mother's healthcare defeating the very purpose of this incentive. The growth-rate between different socio-cultural population groups in the region are drastically different due to lack of awareness of the benefits of family planning in certain groups". Photo by Suzanne Lee / Panos London