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How delayed pregnancies beat sterilisation as a family-planning tool

In India, mothers aged below 20 years face 1.5 times the risk of losing their baby as compared with women aged 20 to 29.

Fewer Indians using contraception, despite better awareness

India's population, now estimated at 1.32 billion, is expected to surpass China's within the next six years and reach 1.7 billion by 2050, according to World Health Organisation projections.

SDMC goes for canine control drive, rounds up 41 dogs after death of 7-year-old boy

 A day after the death of a 7-year-old boy in south Delhi after being attacked by a pack of street dogs, SDMC on Wednesday undertook a canine control drive and rounded up over 40 dogs from the area for sterilisation.

Shiv Sena supports forced 'sterilisation' of Muslims to check population

In a potentially controversial statement, the Shiv Sena came out in support of forced sterilisation of Muslims in a bid to check their burgeoning population, here on Wednesday.

Another Shiv Sena shocker: Forced sterilisation for Muslims

Barely a couple of days after calling for an end to voting rights for Muslims, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday sought forced sterilisation of Muslims to check what they alleged was their burgeoning population.

Woman dies days after sterilisation surgery in UP

A 32-year-old woman, who had undergone a surgery at a sterilisation camp earlier this week, died on Saturday at a private hospital here, triggering protest by her family members, district officials said.

Central aid for sterilisation camp victims underutilised, SC told

The government Friday told the Supreme Court that it had given money to the Chhattisgarh government to be paid to the victims of the botched-up sterilisation camp in Bilaspur last year in which 13 women lost their lives but the utilisation of this by the state was "poor".

SC seeks info on safety measures in sterilisation process

 The recent botched sterilisation tragedy in Chhattisgarh that claimed 13 lives on Friday came under scrutiny of the Supreme Court which directed the Centre to apprise it about steps taken to implement its nine-year old directions and guidelines on ensuring safety of patients.

Shocking: Sterilisation surgery done using torchlight in Jharkhand

In a shocking incident, surgeons in Jharkhand, guided by torchlight, sterilised nearly 40 women at a state-run health clinic because there was no power on Wednesday night.

The women were then moved out of the operating theatre and made to lie down or sit on the ground in a corridor.

Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy: Doctor gets bail

The Bilaspur High Court on Thursday granted bail to Dr R K Gupta, an accused in the Chhattisgarh sterilisation surgery case in which 12 women lost their life in the district last month.

Cycle pumps at tubectomy camp: Centre seeks report from Odisha govt

The Centre has sought a report from Odisha government over the matter of the use of cycle pumps to inflate the abdomen of women during sterilisation surgeries which has come to light in the state.

Odisha govt orders probe into use of cycle pumps for tubectomy

Close on the heels of the Chhattisgarh sterilisation episode, use of cycle pumps to dilate the cervix of women during tubectomy procedures at a camp in Odisha's Angul district has come to the fore.

Sterilisation deaths unfortunate, says Chhattisgarh CM

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday described the death of 13 tribal women in botched sterilisation surgeries in his state as 'unfortunate' and said the state government has taken necessary action against the erring officials in this connection.

Congress accuses PM of ignoring Chhattisgarh

Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of ignoring Chhattisgarh and failing to meet the families of the victims of botched sterilisation surgeries, while having all the time for his foreign visits.

Botched surgeries: Chhattisgarh HC orders seizure of banned medicines

 The Chhattisgarh High Court has directed the state government to seize tainted and sub-standard medicines including Ciprocin-500, which have been banned after botched sterilisation surgeries here claimed 13 lives and left many critical.

CJI raises concern over govt's approach in family planning

Chief Justice of India HL Dattu on Saturday raised concerns over the approach of government towards implementation of family planning schemes in the backdrop of the Chhattisgarh botched sterilisation surgery case that left 13 women dead.

Women are the only target of sterilisation policy: NCW chief

In the wake of the Bilaspur tragedy, National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam said that the entire sterilisation policy has been totally "dumped" on women.

Botched surgeries: Mayawati demands dismissal of Chhattisgarh health minister

Condemning the death of Dalit and tribal women during government sponsored sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh, BSP president Mayawati on Friday demanded immediate dismissal of the state health minister over the issue.

UN organisations call for accountability for Chhattisgarh deaths

 The UN Population Fund and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have come out against "any forms of incentives" for adopting contraceptives and sought accountability for Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths.

Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy: Raman Singh orders judicial probe, rules out resignation

Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy: Raman Singh orders judicial probe, rules out resignation

Under attack over botched sterilisation surgeries at government-run medical camps which have so far claimed lives of 13 young women in Chhattisgarh, Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday announced a judicial probe into the incidents.