Family Planning - Uttar Pradesh, India Population

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Jagroshan Sharma (aged 36, right) in his room as his child studies 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 (unseen) who works with USAID on the NSV project in Uttar Pradesh, India. Jagroshan has been the star link worker, doing about 5 cases of NSV cases per month since he started. Photo by Suzanne Lee / Panos London