India was the first country in the world to have launched a National Programme for Family Planning in 1952. Over the decades, the programme has undergone transformation in terms of policy and actual programme implementation and currently being repositioned to not only achieve population stabilization goals but also promote reproductive health and reduce maternal, infant & child mortality and morbidity.
The objectives, strategies and activities of the Family Planning division are designed and operated towards achieving the family welfare goals and objectives stated in various policy documents (NPP: National Population Policy 2000, NHP: National Health Policy 2002, and NHM: National Rural Health Mission) and to honour the commitments of the Government of India (including ICPD: International Conference on Population and Development, MDG: Millennium Development Goals,SDG: Sustainable Development Goals, and others).
Benefits under this scheme
The public sector provides the following contraceptive methods at various levels of health system:
Spacing Methods Spacing Methods Limiting Methods IUCD 380 A and Cu IUCD 375 Female Sterilization: Injectable Contraceptive DMPA (Antara) Laparoscopic Combined Oral Contraceptive (Mala-N) Minilap Centchromen (Chhaya) Emergency Contraceptive Pill (Ezy Pill) Male Sterilization: Progesterone-Only Pill (POP) No Scalpel Vasectomy Condoms (Nirodh) Conventional Vasectomy
Where and how to avail
Above services are provided at various levels of public sector facilities; following table provides details of the same:
Family Planning Method Service Provider Service Location SPACING METHODS IUCD 380 A, IUCD 375 Trained & certified ANMs, LHVs, SNs and doctors Sub centre & higher levels Oral Contraceptive Pills (OCPs) Trained ASHAs, ANMs, LHVs, SNs and doctors Village level Sub centre & higher levels Condoms Trained ASHAs, ANMs, LHVs, SNs and doctors Village level Sub centre & higher levels EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION Emergency Contraceptive Pills (ECPs) Trained ASHAs, ANMs, LHVs, SNs and doctors Village level Sub centre & higher levels LIMITING METHODS Minilap Trained & certified MBBS doctors & Specialist Doctors PHC & higher levels Laparoscopic Sterilization Trained & certified MBBS doctors & Specialist Doctors Usually CHC & higher levels NSV: No Scalpel Vasectomy Trained & certified MBBS doctors & Specialist Doctors PHC & higher levels
Please contact the ANM or the Medical Officer in Charge of the health facility where you are registered as eligible couple.