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This book provides an overall account and historical picture of India’s family planning
programme since 1952 till recent times and its challenges related to implementation. The
authors try to systematically build an understanding on the population growth, the
demographic dividend, family planning and its impact on women, maternal and child health
along with socio-cultural determinants and on fertility. It is rich in empirical data and thus
paved the way for further research on interdisciplinary aspects. Not much is covered on male
fertility and their involvements in family planning. Issues related to hormonal contraceptives
and quality care and follow up strategy following the sterilization process in the camps as
well as in fixed sites are discussed in detail. This consists of 12 chapters. The comprehensive
introduction (chapter 1) lays both the conceptual framework and layout of the book and

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