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Wednesday, September 6

Government launches two new Contraceptives (Antara and Chaya)

TNPSC Current Affairs - September 2017 by TNPSC Guru.

Two new Contraceptives, an injectable contraceptive MPA (Medroxyprogesterone Acetate) under the “Antara” Programme and a contraceptive pill “Chaya” has launched by the Ministry of Health and Family welfare.
It will help to expand the available contraceptive choices to meet the needs of couples. Hence it helps people to meet their family planning.

About the new Contraceptives:
  • The objective of introducing new contraceptives is to help the changing needs of couples and helps women to plan and space their pregnancies.
  • These contraceptives are safe and highly effective, an injectable Antara is effective for 3 months and pill Chaya is effective for 1 week.
  • As now these 2 Contraceptives are launched in 10 states includes, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Odisha, West Bengal, Goa , Delhi and Haryana.
  • Training has been completed to all the  healthcare practitioners , district level doctors and staff  nurses for supporting roll out. 
Other Family planning initiatives (Mission Parivar Vikas) 
  • It is central Family Planning initiative with a focus on improving acess to contraceptives through delivering assured services, guaranteeing commodity security and access to high quality family planning services.
  • It main aim of this family planning initiative is to come down the Total Fertility rate to 2.1 by 2025.
  • It has been implemented in 146 high focus districts of country which has highest total fertility rates.
  • Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Assam, state which has highest Total fertility rates states which constitute 44% of population, Mission will be focus high on these states. 
Government also recently launched the software FP-LMIS (Family planning logistics Management Information System) to provide information to Health Facilities and ASHAs on the demand and distribution of Contraceptives

Through these initiatives government has expecting to achieve 74% of  its goal by 2020 in family planning .

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