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Towards Population Stabilisation in India: why stringent control measures do not work

A critical element of primary care component within the National Health Mission is to prioritise family planning, which has a crucial role in delaying pregnancies, ensuring spacing between births, lowering maternal and child mortality and preventing unsafe abortions.However, budgetary allocations for family planning activities do not align with our demographic needs.This white paper discusses the gaps in the existing population stabilisation policies in India and provides recommendations for the same.