India’s fertility ministry has issued a directive for all women in India to get their contraceptive pills daily, as the country struggles with a rapid rise in birth rates.
The ministry has advised all women to get the pills every three months, with an extra dose for every three years.
The ministry said the pills would help prevent an “unnecessary and untimely” loss of fertility due to irregular menstruation.
Fertility ministry spokesperson Ashutosh Kumar said in a statement: The government is committed to make sure that every woman has access to the Pill and that it is delivered according to the correct dosage and time.
India has the world’s highest fertility rate, with about one in three women having children. “
We have already issued a circular to all government offices, mandatories and offices of religious institutions to advise the women on how to take the Pill,” Kumar said.
India has the world’s highest fertility rate, with about one in three women having children.
About half of all pregnancies are not successful.
However, a recent study in India’s central state of West Bengal found that nearly half of Indian women did not take contraceptive tablets, with many citing poor quality or price.