27.07.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs

RAJASTHAN

 

  • Female sterilization is the most common form of contraception in Rajasthan: Study

 

  • Majority of married women in Rajasthan are using modern contraceptives methods and female sterilization is the most common form of contraception in the state, a recent study reveals. The study named as the PMA-2020 project was done by the IIHMR University with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA.

 

  • According to the study, about 56.2 per cent of married women in Rajasthan are using modern contraceptive methods like pills, condoms, female sterilization, male sterilization, injectables, emergency contraception and intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCDs).