15 Death un­der the knife

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

Ster­il­i­sa­tion camps flout all guide­lines to bring down the fer­til­ity rate. Coun­selling on birth con­trol meth­ods of­ten turns into a means to im­pose fam­ily plan­ning on the poor ("When birth con­trol means busi­ness", July 17, 2012). Fol­low­ing deaths of women who un­der­went ster­il­i­sa­tion in Chhattisgarh last year, our in­ves­ti­ga­tion ("Op­er­a­tion cover-up", De­cem­ber 16-31, 2014) ex­posed flaws in In­dia's fam­ily plan­ning ap­proach.

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