Image 1 of 1
Karimuddin (right), a pump mechanic, poses for a portrait in his workshop next to the Muradnagar Community Health Centre (CHC) in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. A muslim man, he has gone against his religious social norms to be one of the few muslims who have had permanent sterilization for family planning. He has chosen to do a Non-Scalpel Vasectomy (NSV) instead of his wife going through a Tubectomy because he says he is well informed since he works next to the health centre. He has one daughter and two sons. Photo by Suzanne Lee / Panos London