The recent decline in fertility in India has been unprecedented especially in southern India, where fertility is almost exclusively controlled by means of permanent contraceptive methods, mainly female sterilization, which constitutes about two-thirds of overall contraceptive use. Many Indian women undergo sterilization at relatively young ages as a consequence of early marriage and childbearing in short birth intervals.

Mumbai: Maharashtra’s child population (age 0-6 years) is on the decline.

Stating that by 2030 India’s population will be the highest in the world and cross 170 crore in 2060, a public interest writ petition has been filed in the Supreme Court for a direction to the Cent

Acknowledging that maternal mortality rate in the state is 8.9% due to unsafe abortions and around 15,000 women die annually across the nation due to it, the NRHM (National Rural Health Mission) au

Dismayed at the Census 2011 figures that highlighted the decline in child sex ratio (0-6 years) to 914 girls for every 1,000 boys as compared to 927 in 2001, over 200 civil society organisations th

PUNE: The state government's plan to inspect sonography clinics and abortion centres in a month-long drive has fallen flat within three days of its launch as only a few district and civic administr

PUNE: All government and private hospitals are now required to keep a display board of the sex ratio at birth, based on the number of deliveries of boys and girls taking place on their premises.

Steep fall in child sex ratio and population in the 0-6 age-group in Census 2011 has brought back the spotlight on pre-natal sex determination by couples in Orissa.

UNFPA-IPPF initiative to fill gap in health care infrastructure.

LUCKNOW: Raising questions on the efficacy of government intervention to prevent female foeticide in Uttar Pradesh, Census 2011 data has registered a steep decline of 14 point in the state's child